verb (used with object), federalized, federalizing.
to bring under the control of a federal government: to federalize the National Guard.
to bring together in a federal union, as different states.
Also, especially British, federalise.

1795–1805; federal + -ize

federalization, noun
refederalization, noun
refederalize, verb, refederalized, refederalizing.
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federalize or federalise (ˈfɛdərəˌlaɪz)
1.  to unite in a federation or federal union; federate
2.  to subject to federal control
federalise or federalise
federali'zation or federalise
federali'sation or federalise

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Example sentences
But if you federalize it, you standardize it and mandate it, you do not achieve that.
We see no reason to federalize a policy that has been traditionally handled adequately on the state level.
But if you federalize it and standardize it and mandate it, you do not achieve that.
One criticism of this application is that it attempts to federalize malpractice cases.
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