[ kuh-myoon-l-ahyz, kom-yuh-nl- ]
/ kəˈmyun lˌaɪz, ˈkɒm yə nl- /

verb (used with object), com·mu·nal·ized, com·mu·nal·iz·ing.

to make communal; to make (land, a business, etc.) the property of the community: The town communalized the estate for a public park.
Also especially British, com·mu·nal·ise.

Origin of communalize

First recorded in 1880–85; communal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM communalize

com·mu·nal·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for communalize



/ (ˈkɒmjʊnəˌlaɪz) /


(tr) to render (something) the property of a commune or community

Derived forms of communalize

communalization or communalisation, nouncommunalizer or communaliser, noun
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