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prussianize

[pruhsh-uh-nahyz]
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verb (used with object), prus·sian·ized, prus·sian·iz·ing. (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. to make Prussian, as in character, method, organization, etc.
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Also especially British, prus·sian·ise.

Origin of prussianize

First recorded in 1860–65; Prussian + -ize
Related formsprus·sian·i·za·tion, nounprus·sian·iz·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for prussianize

Historical Examples

  • They fought to oppose the ambition of the German rulers to Prussianize the whole of Europe.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)

    Various

  • He wanted to Prussianize this great peaceful republic by introducing universal obligatory military service.

    Four Americans

    Henry A. Beers


British Dictionary definitions for prussianize

Prussianize

Prussianise

verb
  1. (tr) to make Prussian in character, esp with respect to military matters
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Derived FormsPrussianization or Prussianisation, noun
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