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[myoo-nis-uh-puh-lahyz] /myuˈnɪs ə pəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), municipalized, municipalizing.
to make a municipality of.
to bring under municipal ownership or control.
Also, especially British, municipalise.
Origin of municipalize
First recorded in 1875-80; municipal + -ize
Related forms
municipalization, noun
unmunicipalized, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Will it need to municipalize him in order to protect itself?

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • municipalize on this scale, I would say, and I am with you altogether.

    Mankind in the Making H. G. Wells
  • Unless physicians test themselves and their profession by results, we shall be compelled to "municipalize the medical man."

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for municipalize


verb (transitive)
to bring under municipal ownership or control
to make a municipality of
Derived Forms
municipalization, municipalisation, noun
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