Definitions for nationalizeˈnæʃ ə nlˌaɪz, ˈnæʃ nəˌlaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•tion•al•izeˈnæʃ ə nlˌaɪz, ˈnæʃ nəˌlaɪz(v.)-ized, -iz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to bring under the ownership or control of a nation, as an industry or land.

    Category: Government

  2. to make into a nation.

    Category: Government

  3. to make national in extent or scope.

    Category: Government

  4. (v.i.)to become nationalized.

    Category: Government

Origin of nationalize:

1790–1800

na′tion•al•iz`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nationalize, nationalise(verb)

    put under state control or ownership

    "Mitterand nationalized the banks"

  2. nationalize, nationalise(verb)

    make national in character or scope

    "His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press"

Wiktionary

  1. nationalize(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nationalize(verb)

    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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