Definition of Finlandize in English:

Finlandize

(also Finlandise)

verb

  • See Finlandization

    • ‘But overall, the US has missed numerous opportunities to de-Finlandize Lebanon.’
    • ‘Back in the 1980s, people suggested that the Soviet arms buildup was not intended to conquer Europe, but to 'Finlandize' it.’
    • ‘Also, note that Syria is now surrounded by the United States and two of its allies - Turkey and Israel, Lebanon being effectively Finlandized and Jordan a minor military power.’
    • ‘But Protestant Pandemonium instead took the former course and tried to Finlandize the Bible to conform to mere human traditions.’
    • ‘What you rightly condemn is the possibility of Finlandizing Europe.’