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.

Nearby words

  1. federalese,
  2. federalism,
  3. federalist,
  4. federalist party,
  5. federalist, the,
  6. federally,
  7. federate,
  8. federated,
  9. federated church,
  10. federated malay states

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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verb (tr)

to unite in a federation or federal union; federate
to subject to federal control
Derived Formsfederalization or federalisation, noun

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