prussianize

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

Definition of prussianize

transitive verb

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

Other Words from prussianize

prussianization \ ˌprə-​shə-​nə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce prussianization (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of prussianize

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Prussianize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prussianize. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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