[ kom-yuh-nahyz ]
/ ˈkɒm yəˌnaɪz /

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.

Nearby words

  1. community services administration,
  2. community singing,
  3. community support officer,
  4. community-service order,
  5. community-supported agriculture,
  6. commutable,
  7. commutate,
  8. commutation,
  9. commutation ticket,
  10. commutative

Also especially British, com·mu·nise.

Origin of communize

1885–90; back formation from communization, equivalent to Latin commūn(is) common + -ization

Related formscom·mu·ni·za·tion, nounde·com·mu·nize, verb (used with object), de·com·mu·nized, de·com·mu·niz·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for communize



/ (ˈkɒmjʊˌnaɪz) /

verb (tr; sometimes capital)

to make (property) public; nationalize
to make (a person or country) communist
Derived Formscommunization or communisation, noun

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