from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To convert into communal property.

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  • v. To take property into communal ownership

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render communal; to convert into municipal property, as water-works, street railroads, etc.
  • To convert to a belief in communal ownership and initiative.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make something the property of the commune or community


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  • It would be necessary to communalize the railways, that the citizens might get food and work, and lastly, to prevent the waste of supplies; and to guard against the trusts of corn-speculators, like those to whom the Paris Commune of 1793 fell a prey, it would have to place in the hands of the City the work of stocking its warehouses with commodities, and apportioning the produce.

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  • Attempts to communalize the fight against terrorism and the recent incidents in Karnataka exemplify the BJP's continued agenda of the politics of hate.

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  • So we have a trade organization to bring us together, to communalize and aggregate our concerns, to have our voices raised together to show our suppliers the seriousness and commonalities of the retailer's needs.

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  • The VHP and Bajrang Dal wanted to communalize the issue and chief minister Mr Naveen Patnaik allowed them to do so, he alleged.

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  • Hindu extremists have been trying to communalize Nepal’s politics so that they can benefit more through the instability in Nepal.

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