re·​na·​tion·​al·​ize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈnash-nə-ˌlīz How to pronounce renationalize (audio) , -ˈna-shə-nə-ˌlīz \
renationalized; renationalizing

Definition of renationalize

transitive verb

: 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

Other Words from renationalize

renationalization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌnash-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce renationalization (audio) , -​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, in the meaning defined above

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“Renationalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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