[ myoo-choo-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈmyu tʃu əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), mu·tu·al·ized, mu·tu·al·iz·ing.

to make mutual.
to organize (a company) on a mutual model, in which members share profits, losses, expenses, etc.: The office-supply company will be mutualized in the next fiscal year.
to share (profits, losses, etc., incurred by one member of a group) equally among all members: The officials refused to mutualize the European Union debt.

verb (used without object), mu·tu·al·ized, mu·tu·al·iz·ing.

to become mutual.
to become a mutual company.
Also especially British, mu·tu·al·ise.

Origin of mutualize

First recorded in 1805–15; mutual + -ize


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

British Dictionary definitions for mutualization



/ (ˈmjuːtʃʊəˌlaɪz) /


to make or become mutual
(tr) US to organize or convert (a business enterprise) so that customers or employees own a majority of shares

Derived forms of mutualize

mutualization or mutualisation, noun
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