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Sovietize

[ soh-vee-i-tahyz ]
/ ˈsoʊ vi ɪˌtaɪz /
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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.
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Also especially British, So·vi·et·ise .

Origin of Sovietize

First recorded in 1915–20; soviet + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM Sovietize

So·vi·et·i·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Sovietize

sovietize

sovietise

/ (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 sovietize

sovietization or sovietisation, noun
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