Vietnamize

[ vee-et-nuh-mahyz, vyet-, vee-it- ]
/ viˈɛt nəˌmaɪz, ˈvyɛt-, ˈvi ɪt- /

verb (used with object), Vi·et·nam·ized, Vi·et·nam·iz·ing.

to place under Vietnamese control or responsibility; subject to Vietnamization.

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Also especially British, Vi·et·nam·ise .

Origin of Vietnamize

First recorded in 1955–60; Vietnam + -ize
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