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n. pl. Na·zis
1. A member of the National Socialist German Workers' Party, founded in Germany in 1919 and brought to power in 1933 under Adolf Hitler.
2. An adherent or advocate of policies characteristic of Nazism; a fascist.
3. often nazi Informal A severely intolerant or dictatorial person: food nazis who want to ban salt in restaurants.
1. Of, relating to, controlled by, or typical of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
2. often nazi Informal Severely intolerant or dictatorial: loathed the nazi gym teacher.
[German, short for Nationalsozialist (the abbreviation being in part popularized by opponents of the Nazis, perhaps influenced by earlier German regional Nazi, awkward, clumsy person, from Nazi, Iggy, short for the name Ignatius), from Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, National Socialist German Workers' Party.]
Na′zi·fi·ca′tion (-sə-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
Na′zi·fy′ (-sə-fī′) v.
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vb, -fies, -fying or -fied
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to make Nazi in character
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Na•zi•fy(ˈnɑt sɪˌfaɪ, ˈnæt-)
v.t. -fied, -fy•ing. (sometimes l.c.)
to place under Nazi control or influence.
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Past participle: Nazified
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|Verb||1.||nazify - cause or force to adopt Nazism or a Nazi character; "Hitler nazified Germany in the 1930's"; "The arts were nazified everywhere in Germany"|
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"
denazify - free from Nazi ideology or detach from Nazi allegiance; "Germany was denazified after WW II"; "The highest judges were never denazified"
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