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

transitive verb

: to make common
: to make into state-owned property
: to subject to Communist principles of organization
communization 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, 9 July 2017

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Word History


back-formation from communization

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of communize was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Communize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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