Definition of federalize
1 : to unite in or under a federal system
2 : to bring under the jurisdiction of a federal government
Examples of federalize in a Sentence
The measure federalizes several state programs.
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What Zinke is doing, by ordering a new review, is re-federalizing the process.
There have been howls for decades from conservatives about federalizing law enforcement.
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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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