[ soh-vee-i-tahyz ]
/ ˈsoʊ vi ɪˌtaɪz /
verb (used with object), So·vi·et·ized, So·vi·et·iz·ing.
(sometimes lowercase) to bring under the influence or domination of the Soviet Union.
(often lowercase) to impose or institute a system of government similar to that of the Soviet Union.
Also especially British, So·vi·et·ise.
OTHER WORDS FROM SovietizeSo·vi·et·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sovietize
/ (ˈsəʊvɪɪˌtaɪz, ˈsɒv-) /
verb (tr; often capital)
to bring (a country, person, etc) under Soviet control or influence
to cause (a country) to conform to the Soviet model in its social, political, and economic structure
Derived forms of sovietizesovietization or sovietisation, noun
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