[ ruhsh-uh-nahyz ]
/ ˈrʌʃ əˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), Rus·sian·ized, Rus·sian·iz·ing.

to make Russian; impart Russian characteristics to.
to subordinate and force to adhere to Russian culture, ideology, etc.
(sometimes lowercase) to treat (leather) by a process similar to that used on Russia leather or by any process that will produce such leather.
Also especially British, Rus·sian·ise.

Origin of Russianize

First recorded in 1825–35; Russian + -ize
Related formsRus·sian·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for russianize



/ (ˈrʌʃəˌnaɪz) /


to make or become Russian in style, character, etc
Derived FormsRussianization or Russianisation, noun
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