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Make (continental) European in customs, character, or ideas.  Synonym: Europeanise.
Denationalize and subject (a territory) to the supervision of an agency of a European community of nations.  Synonym: Europeanise.

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... all this, and that was why it was necessary for him to be superior in other ways as well. But Europeanize him as she would, he remained the son of his fathers. French history was drummed in through his ears by learned tutors, and could be made for the next few days to come out of his mouth. But he absorbed American history through the ...
— The Spread Eagle and Other Stories • Gouverneur Morris

... ideas, and practices. The Czarina, like those Romans who became more German than the Germans themselves, affected to be fanatically Russian in her sentiments and purposes, and so acquired the power to Europeanize the policy of her empire. She it was who definitely placed the face of Russia to the West, and prepared the way for the entrance of Russian armies into Italy and France, and for the partition of Poland, the ultimate ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 8, Issue 45, July, 1861 • Various

Words linked to "Europeanize" :   modify, Europeanization, change, alter

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