reprivatize

verb
re·​pri·​vat·​ize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈprī-və-ˌtīz How to pronounce reprivatize (audio) \
reprivatized; reprivatizing

Definition of reprivatize

transitive verb

: to make (something) private again especially : to change (something, such as a business or industry that was previously made public) back to private control or ownership reprivatized the banks

Other Words from reprivatize

reprivatization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌprī-​və-​tə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce reprivatize (audio) \ noun, plural reprivatizations
… the German government's reprivatization of farmland since 1990. — Ingolf Vogeler

First Known Use of reprivatize

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Reprivatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reprivatize. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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