[ 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.
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- communal aerial,
- communal marriage,
- commune of paris
Also especially British, com·mu·nal·ise.
Origin of communalize
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/ (ˈkɒmjʊnəˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to render (something) the property of a commune or community
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