Denationalize meaning

dē-năshə-nə-līz
To transfer the control and ownership of an industry from government to private hands; to privatize.
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To deprive of national rights or characteristics.
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To transfer (an industry, for example) from governmental to private ownership.
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To deprive of national rights or status.
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To place (an industry owned or controlled by the government) under private ownership.
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To strip of nationhood; to cease to recognise, or allow to exist, as a nation.
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Origin of denationalize

  • From French dénationaliser

    From Wiktionary