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Definition of "orientalize" [o•ri•en•tal•ize]

  • To give an oriental character or appearance to. (verb-transitive)
  • To become oriental in character. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "orientalize" in a sentence
  • "This may be regarded as another attempt to orientalize the empire, such as the dynasty of Heraclius and others before had previously made."
  • "She died like a soldier, on duty and at her post, bravely defending the social and political traditions of the Roman aristocracy and the time-honored principles of Romanism against the influx of those new forces of a later age which were seeking to orientalize the ancient Latin republic."
  • "She died like a soldier, on duty and at her post, bravely defending the social and political traditions of the Roman aristocracy and the time-honored principles of Romanism against the influx of those new forces of a later age which were seeking to orientalize the ancient"