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nationalize

[ nash-uh-nl-ahyz, nash-nuh-lahyz ]
/ 藞n忙蕛 蓹 nl藢a瑟z, 藞n忙蕛 n蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), na路tion路al路ized, na路tion路al路iz路ing.
to bring under the ownership or control of a nation, as industries and land: a movement to nationalize the oil industry.
to make into a nation.
to naturalize.
to make national in extent or scope: a magazine article that nationalized a local problem.
verb (used without object), na路tion路al路ized, na路tion路al路iz路ing.
to become nationalized or naturalized: Those who remain in the country must nationalize.
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Also especially British, na路tion路al路ise .

Origin of nationalize

First recorded in 1790鈥1800; national + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM nationalize

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British Dictionary definitions for nationalize

nationalize

nationalise

/ (藞n忙蕛蓹n蓹藢la瑟z, 藞n忙蕛n蓹-) /

verb (tr)
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

Derived forms of nationalize

nationalization or nationalisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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