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verb fed·er·al·ize \ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-ˌlīz\

: to join (states, nations, etc.) together in or under a federal system of government

: to cause (something) to be under the control of a federal government


Full Definition of FEDERALIZE

transitive verb
:  to unite in or under a federal system
:  to bring under the jurisdiction of a federal government

Examples of FEDERALIZE

  1. The measure federalizes several state programs.

First Known Use of FEDERALIZE


Rhymes with FEDERALIZE

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