Pronunciation: (kom'yu-nīz"), [key]
—v.t., -nized, -niz•ing.
1. (often cap.) to impose Communist principles or systems of government on (a country or people).
2. to make communistic.
3. to make (something, as land or a house) the property of the community; to transfer from individual to community ownership. Also, esp. Brit.,com'mu•nise".
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