Nationalize meaning

năsh'ə-nə-līz', năsh'nə-
To convert from private to governmental ownership and control.

Nationalize the steel industry.

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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