Pronunciation: (in-dij'u-nīz"), [key]
—v.t., -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. Also, esp. Brit.,in•dig'e•nise".
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