bolshevize


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bolshevize

(ˈbɒlʃəˌvaɪz) or

bolshevise

vb (tr)
to bring into line with Communist ideology
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Verb1.bolshevize - make Communist or bring in accord with Communist principles; "communize the government"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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In fact, the letters suggest that Gramsci was supported by Comintern leaders such as Zinoviev, Bukharin and Humbert-Droz, initially at least, not because he could be relied on to Bolshevize the PCI, (**) but rather, because he was determined to transform the PCI from an inert elitist, sectarian and rigidly disciplined hierarchical machine of fanatical and loyal communists (Bordigas conception of the Party) into a mass political movement that was capable of compromise and alliance with other popular forces.
The Bolsheviks saw Poland as a reactionary bourgeois barrier to their ambition to Bolshevize western Europe and the Red Army steamrollered towards Warsaw, trailing hordes of Cossack cavalry in their wake, whose ill-disciplined ravages only served to whip up traditional Russophobia among the Polish peasantry.
This time, among the 'fabricated frights' of conservatives was the 'alleged plan of Soviet Russia to bolshevize [the] American Negro'.