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Meaning of indigenize

in•dig•e•nize

Pronunciation: (in-dij'u-nīz"), [key]
— -nized, -niz•ing.
  1. to make indigenous.
  2. to increase local participation in or ownership of: to indigenize foreign-owned companies.
  3. to adapt (beliefs, customs, etc.) to local ways.
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