verb (used with object), nationalized, nationalizing.
to bring under the ownership or control
of a nation
, as industries and land: a movement to nationalize the oil industry.
to make national
in extent or scope: a magazine article that nationalized a local problem.
verb (used without object), nationalized, nationalizing.
to become nationalized or naturalized: Those who remain in the country must nationalize.
Also, especially British, nationalise.
overnationalize, verb (used with object), overnationalized, overnationalizing.
renationalize, verb, renationalized, renationalizing.