sovietize

verb

so·​vi·​et·​ize ˈsō-vē-ˌe-ˌtīz How to pronounce sovietize (audio)
ˈsä-,
-vē-ə-
sovietized; sovietizing
often capitalized

transitive verb

1
: to bring under Soviet control
2
: to force into conformity with Soviet cultural patterns or governmental policies
sovietization noun often capitalized

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sovietize was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Sovietize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sovietize. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

sovietize

verb
so·​vi·​et·​ize ˈsōv-ē-ˌet-ˌīz How to pronounce sovietize (audio)
ˈsäv-,
-ē-ət-
sovietized; sovietizing
often capitalized
1
: to bring under Soviet control
2
: to force to be like the Soviets
sovietization
ˌsōv-ē-ˌet-ə-ˈzā-shən
ˌsäv-ē-
-ət-
noun often capitalized
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