re·​gion·​al·​ize | \ ˈrēj-nə-ˌlīz How to pronounce regionalize (audio) , ˈrē-jə-nə-ˌlīz \
regionalized; regionalizing

Definition of regionalize

transitive verb

: to divide into regions or administrative districts : arrange regionally

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Other Words from regionalize

regionalization \ ˌrēj-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce regionalize (audio) , ˌrē-​jə-​nə-​lə-​ \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web All of it happened as Ivey’s boss, then-Jail Director Ken Mills, slashed basic costs for inmates while taking on a crush of new inmates under a plan to regionalize the jails throughout the county as a way to make money. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, "Disgraced ex-Cuyahoga County Jail warden’s tells FBI, Ohio AG, he was powerless to stop deaths, flow of drugs in troubled jail," 29 Nov. 2020 Forty percent plan to near-shore their supply base, and 38 percent plan to regionalize it. Katy George, Fortune, "Why investing in supply-chain resilience pays off," 16 Nov. 2020 The suspension of operations comes after the Budish administration in January closed down its other satellite jail facility in Euclid, both acquired as part of plans to regionalize the county jails. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, "Cuyahoga County to suspend operations at Bedford Heights satellite jail," 15 Sep. 2020 With the city in dire straits, Christie and state Democratic lawmakers pushed to regionalize its police force. NBC News, "Camden, N.J. disbanded its police force. Here's what happened next.," 22 June 2020 Cory Shaffer reports the filing marks the most extensive disclosure yet of the case investigators have built against Mills, whom Budish tapped in 2015 to oversee the county’s plan to regionalize the jail. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "U.S. Supreme Court decision protects LGBTQ workers – but Ohio advocates say more work is needed: The Wake Up for Tuesday, June 16, 2020," 16 June 2020 That means, in a very real sense, the decision to regionalize via an ISO is a one-way street. David Roberts, Vox, "California’s huge energy decision: link its grid to its neighbors, or stay autonomous?," 23 Aug. 2018 The 1996 bill that prompted the crisis also included plans to regionalize the state power grid, but that part of the deregulation effort was abandoned in the wake of the blackouts and inflated energy costs. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Plan for 14-state power grid faces key Senate hearing on Tuesday," 15 June 2018 The Board of Regents for Higher Education is set to vote Thursday on moving forward with plans to regionalize leadership of the state’s community college system, while postponing until 2023 plans to merge the colleges into a single statewide unit. Kathleen Megan,, "Regents Expected To Postpone Single Statewide Community College Plan In Favor Of Regionalization Plan," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of regionalize

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Regionalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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