verb (used with object), de·na·tion·al·ized, de·na·tion·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for denationalize
There is in every country a class who are prone to denationalize themselves; at this day, they generally ape the Frenchman.The Actress in High Life|Sue Petigru Bowen
The Genoese had striven long and hard to denationalize the Corsican people by the introduction of foreign and hostile elements.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2|Ferdinand Gregorovius
Alliance with the anti-slavery North would deprive a party of support South and denationalize it.The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences|Hilary Abner Herbert
His efforts to dazzle German princes and denationalize two of her leading thinkers were partly successful.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
He could not assent to the principle, that Congress had a right to denationalize the public funds.Thirty Years' View (Vol. I of 2)|Thomas Hart Benton
British Dictionary definitions for denationalize
Word Origin and History for denationalize
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.