[ myoo-nis-uh-puh-lahyz ]
/ myuˈnɪs ə pəˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), mu·nic·i·pal·ized, mu·nic·i·pal·iz·ing.

to make a municipality of.
to bring under municipal ownership or control.
Also especially British, mu·nic·i·pal·ise.

Origin of municipalize

First recorded in 1875–80; municipal + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM municipalize

mu·nic·i·pal·i·za·tion, nounun·mu·nic·i·pal·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for municipalize

  • Will it need to municipalize him in order to protect itself?

    Civics and Health|William H. Allen
  • Unless physicians test themselves and their profession by results, we shall be compelled to "municipalize the medical man."

    Civics and Health|William H. Allen
  • Municipalize on this scale, I would say, and I am with you altogether.

British Dictionary definitions for municipalize



/ (mjuːˈnɪsɪpəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to bring under municipal ownership or control
to make a municipality of

Derived forms of municipalize

municipalization or municipalisation, noun
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