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".