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verb (used with object), fed·er·al·ized, fed·er·al·iz·ing.
  1. to bring under the control of a federal government: to federalize the National Guard.
  2. to bring together in a federal union, as different states.
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Also especially British, fed·er·al·ise.

Origin of federalize

First recorded in 1795–1805; federal + -ize
Related formsfed·er·al·i·za·tion, nounre·fed·er·al·i·za·tion, nounre·fed·er·al·ize, verb, re·fed·er·al·ized, re·fed·er·al·iz·ing.
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Historical Examples of federalized

  • If they are, they are federalized to deceive and to destroy.

    The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III.

    Thomas Paine

British Dictionary definitions for federalized



verb (tr)
  1. to unite in a federation or federal union; federate
  2. to subject to federal control
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Derived Formsfederalization or federalisation, noun
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