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federalize

[fed-er-uh-lahyz]
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

federalize

federalise

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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