reprivatize

[ ree-prahy-vuh-tahyz ]
/ riˈpraɪ vəˌtaɪz /
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verb (used with object), re·pri·va·tized, re·pri·va·tiz·ing.

to restore to private control; remove from governmental jurisdiction.

Nearby words

  1. reprimand,
  2. reprint,
  3. reprisal,
  4. reprise,
  5. repristinate,
  6. repro,
  7. repro proof,
  8. reproach,
  9. reproachful,
  10. reproachless

Also especially British, re·pri·va·tise.

Origin of reprivatize

First recorded in 1945–50; re- + private + -ize

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