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

transitive verb

: to divide into regions or administrative districts : arrange regionally
ˌrēj-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce regionalize (audio)

Examples of regionalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ayer and Shirley regionalized their school systems in 2010 and turned the 1960s high school into a state-of-the-art building. Susan Moeller,, 19 Apr. 2023 The thinking is that if the Chapter 11 trustee rejects some or all of the MLB contracts, Major League Baseball teams could walk away and offer streaming through the Extra Innings channel and MLB.TV app, while regionalizing the MLB Network. Derek Baine, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 The rules are fairly accommodating, in order for the events to field more teams in a sport that is highly regionalized. David Waldstein, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2023 And overall … Asia and Europe have integrated, and have regionalized much more than North America. Alfredo Corchado, Dallas News, 8 Mar. 2023 No matter who ends up on the task force, some worry that regionalizing the water supply raises other questions and risks. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 1 Mar. 2023 Three state grants totaling just over $1.3 million will fund efforts to regionalize services across municipalities to save taxpayer money. Stephen Underwood, Hartford Courant, 26 Dec. 2022 If the school districts regionalize, the state will pay for 80.5 percent of the cost of new schools., 3 Nov. 2022 The decisions to regionalize the jail, open the Euclid and Beford Heights facilities and merge the county and city jails were made by city and county officials before Mills, Spellacy said. Cory Shaffer, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of regionalize was in 1917

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“Regionalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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