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 regionalization (audio) , ˌrē-​jə-​nə-​lə-​ \ noun

Examples of regionalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Democrats in these states are now relishing the opportunity to play the party of low taxes on suburban, single-digit millionaires — while also seizing the chance to regionalize national political dynamics that favor Team Blue. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Republicans Poised for Collapse in New York," 9 Jan. 2018 The push to regionalize the electric grid, first proposed as part of the unsuccessful 1990s deregulation effort and withdrawn as recently as last year, was inserted into existing legislation late Friday. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Power play: Electric grid plan resurfaces at end of session," 11 Sep. 2017 By mid-June, the group reached consensus on the last big points, according to Billig: how to regionalize school-worker pay, and details on the changes to tax levies. Joseph O’sullivan, The Seattle Times, "Eight lawmakers’ secluded struggle to broker McCleary funding deal," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of regionalize

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Regionalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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