Definitions

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  • v. To make foreign.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render foreign; adapt to foreign ideas.
  • To become foreign.

Etymologies

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foreign +‎ -ize

Examples

  • He is wanted for no other reason than that of teaching the Chinese to foreignize as much as he can, teaching the leaders of the people to strive to modify national life, and to raise public conduct and administration to the best standards of the West.

    Across China on Foot

  • To the Chinese, moreover, all white men are "Christians" and "foreign devils," and all alike stand for the effort to foreignize and despoil China.

    New Forces in Old China : An Inevitable Awakening

  • _We may well ask whether this insweeping immigration is to foreignize us, or we are to Americanize it.

    Aliens or Americans?

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