mu·​nic·​i·​pal·​ize | \myu̇-ˈni-sə-pə-ˌlīz \
municipalized; municipalizing

Definition of municipalize 

transitive verb

: to bring under municipal ownership or supervision a plan to municipalize utilities

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municipalization \ -​ˌni-​s(ə-​)pə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

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Circulator drivers are trying to convince the District to municipalize the bus system. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump voters stay loyal because they feel disrespected," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of municipalize

1797, in the meaning defined above

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