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

Other Words from regionalize

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

Examples of regionalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Emails that prosecutors presented during the trial also showed that Mills used his efforts to regionalize the jail to apply for the county’s director of public safety position in late 2017. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 8 Oct. 2021 The county sought to regionalize the jail in an effort to make money by charging Cleveland and its suburbs for housing their inmates. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 20 Dec. 2021 Records from that time portrayed him as someone who threw around his political clout to protect Mills after ordering him to regionalize the jail and potentially make money. Kaitlin Durbin, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2021 Meyer told jurors that Mills had one job: to implement the plan to regionalize the jail. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2021 In June 2017, the county’s then-communications chief Eliza Wing emailed Mills asking for a copy of a 2014 report on the county’s plan to regionalize the jail to provide to Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2021 Spellacy said Mills had no role in the decision to regionalize the jail. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2021 This year, China’s government implemented measures to regionalize the country’s pork industry, splitting the country into five zones, with each region responsible for producing the pigs consumed in their zone. Fortune, 3 July 2021 It’s the 29th lawsuit filed against the county regarding the jail during a time of turmoil brought on by a plan to regionalize the county’s jail operations. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 9 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of regionalize

1917, in the meaning defined above

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