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Verb: nationalise  'na-shu-nu,lIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: nationalize)
  1. Make national in character or scope
    "His heroic deeds were nationalised by the press";
    - nationalize
     
  2. Put under state control or ownership
    "Mitterrand nationalised the banks";
    - nationalize

Derived forms: nationalises, nationalising, nationalised

Type of: alter, change, modify

Antonym: denationalise [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Nationalise