com·​mu·​nize | \ ˈkäm-yə-ˌnīz How to pronounce communize (audio) , -yü- \
communized; communizing

Definition of communize

transitive verb

1a : to make common
b : to make into state-owned property
2 : to subject to Communist principles of organization

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Other Words from communize

communization \ ˌkäm-​yə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce communization (audio) , -​yü-​ \ noun

Examples of communize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Whether due to paranoia, or just to insure that any defensive battles are not fought on the motherland's soil, evidence is seen in the USSR surrounding itself with 'communized' countries during the Cold War. Alaska Dispatch News, "Readers write: Letters to the editor for Sunday, July 9," 9 July 2017

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First Known Use of communize

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for communize

back-formation from communization

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The first known use of communize was in 1842

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“Communize.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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