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Verb: federalise  'fe-du-ru,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: federalize)
  1. Put under the control and authority of a federal government
    - federalize
  2. Enter into a league for a common purpose
    "The republics federalised to become the Soviet Union";
    - federate, federalize
  3. Unite on a federal basis or band together as a league
    "The country was federalised after the civil war";
    - federate, federalize

Derived forms: federalised, federalises, federalising

Type of: decentralise [Brit], decentralize, deconcentrate, merge, unify, unite