- (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.
Origin of Sovietize
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- 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
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