nationalize[nas̸h′ə nə līz′]
nationalize definition by Webster's New World
nationalize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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transitive verb na·tion·al·ized, na·tion·al·iz·ing, na·tion·al·iz·es
- To convert from private to governmental ownership and control: nationalize the steel industry.
- a. To make national in character, scope, or notoriety: “His high profile on such issues as abortion . . . has already begun to nationalize his image” (Kenneth L. Woodward).b. To render distinctively national: characteristics and issues that have tended to nationalize American political life.
- naˌtion·al·i·zaˈtion noun
- naˈtion·al·izˌer noun
nationalize - Computer Definition
To transfer ownership of a commercial enterprise from private interests to the government. Also known as legalized theft of private property. See also privatize.