sovietize

verb, often capitalized
so·vi·et·ize | \ ˈsō-vē-ˌe-ˌtīz , ˈsä- , -vē-ə- \
sovietized; sovietizing

Definition of sovietize 

transitive verb

1 : to bring under Soviet control

2 : to force into conformity with Soviet cultural patterns or governmental policies

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sovietization \ˌsō-vē-ˌe-tə-ˈzā-shən, -vē-ə- \ noun often capitalized

First Known Use of sovietize

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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