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[ pruhsh-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈprʌʃ əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), prus·sian·ized, prus·sian·iz·ing. (sometimes initial capital letter)

to make Prussian, as in character, method, organization, etc.

Nearby words

prusiner, prussia, prussian, prussian blue, prussianism, prussianize, prussiate, prussic, prussic acid, prusso-, prusso-danish war
Also especially British, prus·sian·ise.

Origin of prussianize

First recorded in 1860–65; Prussian + -ize
Related formsprus·sian·i·za·tion, nounprus·sian·iz·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for prussianize

  • They fought to oppose the ambition of the German rulers to Prussianize the whole of Europe.

    The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)|Various
  • He wanted to Prussianize this great peaceful republic by introducing universal obligatory military service.

    Four Americans|Henry A. Beers

British Dictionary definitions for prussianize



/ (ˈprʌʃəˌnaɪz) /


(tr) to make Prussian in character, esp with respect to military matters
Derived FormsPrussianization or Prussianisation, noun
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