Definition of communize in English:


(British communise)


[with object]rare
  • Cause (a country or economic activity) to be organized on the principles of communism.

    ‘the region was communized after World War II’
    • ‘His attempts to communize the growing and distribution of grain, as history grimly tells us, resulted in the starvation of millions of people.’
    • ‘As long as the country is dreaming of communizing the entire peninsula, sanctions of any kind would not work well.’
    • ‘Whatever else happens, we must not stick to the ideas of communizing the South or absorbing the North.’
    • ‘The Soviet Union communized the region after World War II, and it has adopted liberal democracy in the last decade, at least in principle.’
    • ‘In the immediate postwar period, under Tito's leadership, Yugoslavia became the most communized country of Eastern Europe.’