renationalize

verb re·na·tion·al·ize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈnash-nə-ˌlīz , -ˈna-shə-nə-ˌlīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of renationalize

renationalized; renationalizing
: to nationalize (something) again : to place (a private industry) back under the control or ownership of the national government
  • Over the past five years, about a third of Russia's oil production has been effectively renationalized
  • —Fred Weir
  • Nine banks were renationalized; two of them have been privatized once again and the rest will be sold off when their bad-debt problems have been cleaned up.
  • —Robert Collier

renationalization

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌnash-nə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌna-shə-nə-lə-\ noun, plural renationalizations
    • Corbyn has called for the renationalization of rail and energy companies …
    • —Tara John
    • … expect some renationalization of recently privatized business.
    • — Paul Klebnikov

First Known Use of renationalize

1848

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