[ 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.


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Also especially British, com·mu·nise.

Origin of communize

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


com·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. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for communize



/ (ˈkɒmjʊˌnaɪz) /

verb (tr; sometimes capital)

to make (property) public; nationalize
to make (a person or country) communist

Derived forms of communize

communization or communisation, noun
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