Rus·​sian·​ize ˈrə-shə-ˌnīz How to pronounce Russianize (audio)
Russianized; Russianizing
Russianization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Russianize was in 1799

Dictionary Entries Near Russianize

Cite this Entry

“Russianize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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