nationalize

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

Definition of nationalize

nationalized

;

nationalizing

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

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

nationalization

play \ˌnash-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, ˌna-shə-nə-lə-\ noun

nationalizer

play \ˈnash-nə-ˌlī-zər, ˌna-shə-nə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

Examples of nationalize in a Sentence

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

  2. nationalizing the country's oil supply

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First Known Use of nationalize

1799


NATIONALIZE Defined for English Language Learners

nationalize

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verb

Definition of nationalize for English Language Learners

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


NATIONALIZE Defined for Kids

nationalize

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verb na·tion·al·ize \ˈna-shə-nə-ˌlīz\

Definition of nationalize for Students

nationalized

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nationalizing

  1. :  to place under government control


Law Dictionary

nationalize

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

Legal Definition of nationalize

nationalized

nationalizing

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


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