- to become nationalized or naturalized: Those who remain in the country must nationalize.
Also especially British, na·tion·al·ise.
Origin of nationalize
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Examples from the Web for nationalization
Less pragmatic, it calls for a nationalization of the banking and insurance sectors.Protest Fashions from Paris
May 3, 2009
Executives at BofA and Citi on Friday put out word that they had so much capital that nationalization was out of the question.Nationalization? Never!
February 22, 2009
So what would we see then—nationalization of the banking system?A Man with Too Many Plans
The Daily Beast
February 10, 2009
The nationalization of education in England dates from 1870.The Task of Social Hygiene
The sixth point was the nationalization of the railroads and mines.
It might be thought that the nationalization of the land would solve the problem.
The nationalization of the means of production and distribution went on apace.Revolution and Other Essays
A craze for the nationalization of the land buzzes in the bonnets of all who have no land.
- to put (an industry, resources, etc) under state control or ownership
- to make national in scope, character, or status
- a less common word for naturalize
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Word Origin and History for nationalization
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
A government takeover of a private business.
The taking over of private property by a national government.
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