- to bring under the control of a federal government: to federalize the National Guard.
- to bring together in a federal union, as different states.
Also especially British, fed·er·al·ise.
Origin of federalize
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Successive steps followed rapidly during the summer and autumn of 1916 to render effective the process of federalization.The Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery in War and Peace
Frederick Morse Cutler
The old Federal party inclined to nationalism, or consolidation, rather than federalization, of the States.
- to unite in a federation or federal union; federate
- to subject to federal control
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