Definition of Europeanize in English:


Syllabification: Eu·ro·pe·an·ize
Pronunciation: /ˌyərəˈpēəˌnīz, ˌyo͝orə-


[with object] (often as adjective Europeanized)
1Give (someone or something) a European character or scope: a highly Europeanized city
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  • But his drawings keep reminding us that a real people made their art, lived their lives, and worshiped their gods on this continent long before any Europeanized poets turned their attention to them.
  • To him, the tradition meant mainly Europeanized gentility - totally inadequate to express the U.S. - although of course no one starts completely from scratch.
  • We've reached the point where it's difficult to go home because we're so Europeanized.
1.1Transfer to the control or responsibility of the European Union.
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  • The Union's policy process could be viewed as an amalgam of national policy processes, which in turn has Europeanized policy-making at the national level.
  • Still, it is hardly surprising that we have not witnessed a straightforward Communitarization of policy areas, such as the CFSP, justice and home affairs, or employment policy, which have effectively been Europeanized instead.
  • The alliance should be Europeanized, he argues, and could include Russia.



Pronunciation: /ˌyərəˌpēəniˈzāSHən, ˌyo͝orə-/
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  • The endless efforts of Turkey to become a part of Europe started from the 19th century, and a new Republic of Turkey accelerated its effort for Europeanization in the early 20th century.
  • Their ultimate goal, besides the annihilation of the Euro, is to end the never-ending Europeanization which totally undermines their good old values.
  • You may say this is just the superficial, brand-and-chain Americanisation and Europeanisation that we now encounter everywhere in the developed world; what has been called the Euro-American shopping mall.

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