Nationalize definition

năshə-nə-līz, năshnə-
To convert from private to governmental ownership and control.

Nationalize the steel industry.

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To make national in character, scope, or notoriety.
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To render distinctively national.

Characteristics and issues that have tended to nationalize American political life.

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To make national in character.
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To transfer ownership or control of (land, resources, industries, etc.) to the national government.
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To transfer ownership of a commercial enterprise from private interests to the government. Also known as legalized theft of private property. See also privatize.
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(American) Alternative spelling of nationalise.
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(archaic) To make national; to make a nation of; to endow with the character and habits of a nation, or the peculiar sentiments and attachment of citizens of a nation.
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Origin of nationalize