Pronunciation: (sō'vē-i-tīz"), [key]
—v.t., -ized, -iz•ing.
1. (sometimes l.c.) to bring under the influence or domination of the Soviet Union.
2. (often l.c.) to impose or institute a system of government similar to that of the Soviet Union. Also, esp. Brit.,So'vi•et•ise".
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