prussianize

verb

prus·​sian·​ize ˈprə-shə-ˌnīz How to pronounce prussianize (audio)
prussianized; prussianizing
often capitalized

transitive verb

: to make Prussian in character or principle (as in authoritarian control or rigid discipline)
prussianization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prussianize was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Prussianize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prussianize. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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