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Russianize

[ruhsh-uh-nahyz] /ˈrʌʃ əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), Russianized, Russianizing.
1.
to make Russian; impart Russian characteristics to.
2.
to subordinate and force to adhere to Russian culture, ideology, etc.
3.
(sometimes lowercase) to treat (leather) by a process similar to that used on Russia leather or by any process that will produce such leather.
Also, especially British, Russianise.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; Russian + -ize
Related forms
Russianization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for russianization

Russianize

/ˈrʌʃəˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become Russian in style, character, etc
Derived Forms
Russianization, Russianisation, noun
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