[ dee-nash-uh-nl-ahyz ]
/ diˈnæʃ ə nlˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), de·na·tion·al·ized, de·na·tion·al·iz·ing.

to remove (an industry or the like) from government ownership or control.
to deprive of national status, attachments, or characteristics.
Also especially British, de·na·tion·al·ise .

Origin of denationalize

First recorded in 1800–10; de- + nationalize

OTHER WORDS FROM denationalize

de·na·tion·al·i·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for denationalize



/ (diːˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz) /


to return or transfer (an industry, etc) from public to private ownership
to deprive (an individual, people, institution, etc) of national character or nationality

Derived forms of denationalize

denationalization or denationalisation, noun
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