reprivatize

verb re·pri·vat·ize \ (ˌ)rē-ˈprī-və-ˌtīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reprivatize

reprivatized; reprivatizing
: 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

reprivatization

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌprī-və-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun, plural reprivatizations
    • … the German government's reprivatization of farmland since 1990.
    • —Ingolf Vogeler

First Known Use of reprivatize

1937

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