communalize

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. communal,
  2. communal aerial,
  3. communal marriage,
  4. communalism,
  5. communality,
  6. communally,
  7. communard,
  8. communautaire,
  9. commune,
  10. commune of paris

Also especially British, com·mu·nal·ise.

Origin of communalize

First recorded in 1880–85; communal + -ize

Related formscom·mu·nal·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for communalize

communalize

communalise

/ (ˈkɒmjʊnəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to render (something) the property of a commune or community
Derived Formscommunalization or communalisation, nouncommunalizer or communaliser, noun

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