verb (used with object), fed·er·al·ized, fed·er·al·iz·ing.
to bring under the control of a federal government: to federalize the National Guard.
to bring together in a federal union, as different states.
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- federalist party,
- federalist, the,
- federated church,
- federated malay states
Also especially British, fed·er·al·ise.
Origin of federalize
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Examples from the Web for federalization
The old Federal party inclined to nationalism, or consolidation, rather than federalization, of the States.The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Jefferson Davis
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
to unite in a federation or federal union; federate
to subject to federal control
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