denationalize

[dee-nash-uh-nl-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), de·na·tion·al·ized, de·na·tion·al·iz·ing.
  1. to remove (an industry or the like) from government ownership or control.
  2. 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
Related formsde·na·tion·al·i·za·tion, noun
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Related Words for denationalize

decontrol, denationalize

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British Dictionary definitions for denationalize

denationalize

denationalise

verb
  1. to return or transfer (an industry, etc) from public to private ownership
  2. to deprive (an individual, people, institution, etc) of national character or nationality
Derived Formsdenationalization or denationalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for denationalize
v.

1807, "to deprive of nationality," from French dénationaliser (said in contemporary English publications to have been coined by Napoleon Buonaparte; denapoleonize was coined shortly thereafter); see de- + nationalize. Meaning "to transfer from national to private ownership" recorded from 1921. Related: Denationalized; denationalization.

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