- 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 nationalize
Democrats have been anxious not to nationalize the election as a referendum on President Obama.What the GOP Will Do If It Wins Congress
October 3, 2014
The goal is to nationalize the race around Obama, whose approval rating in Kansas is just 33 percent.As Roberts and Orman Double Down, It’s War in Kansas
October 1, 2014
As a result, her biggest strength, even some Republicans here concede, is her ability to nationalize the contest at every turn.Nikki Haley Brings Out Perry, Jindal, and Walker for Reelection Bid
August 27, 2013
They do not want to demonize undocumented workers, nationalize the Arizona immigration law, or kill the Dream Act.Paul Begala on Romney’s Desperate Dive to the Right in the Arizona Debate
February 23, 2012
After the speech, Dick Morris says Obama is in the midst of an elaborate plan to nationalize the banks that are being bailed out.5 Strangest Moments From Obama's Presser
The Daily Beast Video
March 25, 2009
Understand me, Sir, I do not seek to centralize, but to nationalize.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 18 (of 20)
His formula was “to royalize France and to nationalize the monarchy.”
Details, if fairly studied, would do much to nationalize our architecture.
Even in England the recent movement to nationalize the coal and oil resources is an indication of the general tendency.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
As a striking illustration of the truth of this assertion the project of Henry George to nationalize the land may serve us.What Shall We Do?
- 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 nationalize
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