federalize

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verb fed·er·al·ize \ˈfe-d(ə-)rə-ˌlīz\

Definition of federalize

federalized

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federalizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to unite in or under a federal system

  3. 2 :  to bring under the jurisdiction of a federal government

Examples of federalize in a Sentence

  1. The measure federalizes several state programs.

First Known Use of federalize

1801


FEDERALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

federalize

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Definition of federalize for English Language Learners

  • : 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

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