nationalize

Definition of nationalize

na´tion`al`ize
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Nationalized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Nationalizing .]
2.To change ownership of (a business, a property) from private ownership to state ownership or control; as, to nationalize the steel industry.

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