nationalisation

World English Dictionary
nationalize or nationalise (ˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz, ˈnæʃnə-, ˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz, ˈnæʃnə-)
 
vb
1.  to put (an industry, resources, etc) under state control or ownership
2.  to make national in scope, character, or status
3.  a less common word for naturalize
 
nationalise or nationalise
 
vb
 
nationali'zation or nationalise
 
n
 
nationali'sation or nationalise
 
n

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nationalisation

noun
1. the action of forming or becoming a nation [syn: nationalization
2. the action of rendering national in character [syn: nationalization
3. changing something from private to state ownership or control [syn: nationalization] [ant: denationalisation
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