See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), com·mu·nized, com·mu·niz·ing.
- (often initial capital letter) to impose Communist principles or systems of government on (a country or people).
- to make communistic.
- to make (something, as land or a house) the property of the community; to transfer from individual to community ownership.
Also especially British, com·mu·nise.
Origin of communize
1885–90;Related formscom·mu·ni·za·tion, nounde·com·mu·nize, verb (used with object), de·com·mu·nized, de·com·mu·niz·ing.
back formation from communization,
equivalent to Latin commūn(is
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for communize
verb (tr; sometimes capital)Derived Formscommunization or communisation, noun
- to make (property) public; nationalize
- to make (a person or country) communist
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