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

Derived forms: nationalizing, nationalized, nationalizes

Type of: alter, change, modify

Antonym: denationalize

Encyclopedia: Nationalize