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Sovietize

[soh-vee-i-tahyz] /ˈsoʊ vi ɪˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), Sovietized, Sovietizing.
1.
(sometimes lowercase) to bring under the influence or domination of the Soviet Union.
2.
(often lowercase) to impose or institute a system of government similar to that of the Soviet Union.
Also, especially British, Sovietise.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; soviet + -ize
Related forms
Sovietization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sovietization

sovietize

/ˈsəʊvɪɪˌtaɪz; ˈsɒv-/
verb (transitive; often capital)
1.
to bring (a country, person, etc) under Soviet control or influence
2.
to cause (a country) to conform to the Soviet model in its social, political, and economic structure
Derived Forms
sovietization, sovietisation, noun
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