Definition of Finlandize in English:

Finlandize

(British Finlandise)

verb

[with object]
  • Induce (a country) to favour, or refrain from opposing, the interests of a more powerful country despite not being politically allied to it.

    ‘their country is being Finlandized and cannibalized before their eyes’

Origin

1970s: see Finlandization.

Pronunciation

Finlandize

/ˈfɪnləndʌɪz/