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

Derived forms: federalizes, federalizing, federalized

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