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nationalize

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verb na·tion·al·ize \ˈnash-nə-ˌlīz, ˈna-shə-nə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of nationalize

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

Full Definition of nationalize

na·tion·al·izedna·tion·al·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a national character to

  3. 2 :  to invest control or ownership of in the national government

na·tion·al·i·za·tion play \ˌnash-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌna-shə-nə-lə-\ noun
na·tion·al·iz·er play \ˈnash-nə-ˌlī-zər, ˌna-shə-nə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of nationalize

  1. The government nationalized the health-care system in the mid-1950s.

  2. nationalizing the country's oil supply



1800

First Known Use of nationalize

1800


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