re nationalize

nationalize

[nash-uh-nl-ahyz, nash-nuh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), nationalized, nationalizing.
1.
to bring under the ownership or control of a nation, as industries and land: a movement to nationalize the oil industry.
2.
to make into a nation.
3.
to naturalize.
4.
to make national in extent or scope: a magazine article that nationalized a local problem.
verb (used without object), nationalized, nationalizing.
5.
to become nationalized or naturalized: Those who remain in the country must nationalize.
Also, especially British, nationalise.


Origin:
1790–1800; national + -ize

nationalization, noun
nationalizer, noun
antinationalization, adjective
nonnationalization, noun
overnationalization, noun
overnationalize, verb (used with object), overnationalized, overnationalizing.
renationalization, noun
renationalize, verb, renationalized, renationalizing.
seminationalized, adjective
unnationalized, adjective
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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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nationalize
"bring under state control," 1869, from national + -ize. Related: Nationalized.
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