from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to come under Soviet control.
- transitive v. To cause to conform to Soviet political, social, and cultural policy.
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- v. bring under Soviet control, of a country
- v. model a country's social, political, and economic structure on the Soviet Union
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A few wanted to do even more, nationalizing everything, going so far as to sovietize American life.
"Run even quicker now and try to sovietize the country before the voters can nix the wonderful lefty plan in November!"
Although he was publicly committed to the idea of autonomous socialist republics, Lenin’s intentions with regard to the newly emerged independent Lithuania make clear what in his view that meant: “We must ensure that we first sovietize Lithuania and then give it back to the Lithuanians,” he noted in July 1920.16 The process of sovietization was a bloodbath, as the Bolsheviks repressed the populations using every means at their disposal.