Definition of Federalize

1. Verb. Unite on a federal basis or band together as a league. "The country was federated after the civil war"

Exact synonyms: Federalise, Federate
Generic synonyms: Unify, Unite
Derivative terms: Federation, Federation, Federation

2. Verb. Put under the control and authority of a federal government.

3. Verb. Enter into a league for a common purpose. "The republics federated to become the Soviet Union"
Exact synonyms: Federalise, Federate
Generic synonyms: Merge, Unify, Unite

Definition of Federalize

1. v. t. To unite in compact, as different States; to confederate for political purposes; to unite by or under the Federal Constitution.

Definition of Federalize

1. Verb. To unite into a federation ¹

2. Verb. To bring something under federal control ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Federalize

1. [v -IZED, -IZING, -IZES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Federalize

federal savings bank
federal tax lien
federalese
federaleses
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federalise
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federalising
federalism
federalisms
federalist
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federalizations
federalize (current term)
federalized
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federally
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federasts
federate
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federation

Literary usage of Federalize

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. National Security League: Hearings Before a Special Committee of the House by United States Congress. House. Special Committee To Investigate the National Security League (1918)
"But no one who votes to federalize the National Guard, that might bring into the Army -i'25000 men, should be given credit for that as a preparedness ..."

2. The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, D.C.L., LL. D. by William Richard Wood Stephens (1895)
"If you federalize, you must federalize much further. A federal Parliament for the whole kingdom; Cantonal Parliaments for ..."

3. George Brown by John Lewis (1906)
"To federalize the union was to combine the advantage of common action with liberty to each community to work out its own ideals in education, ..."

4. Systemic Injustice: Torture, "disappearance", and Extrajudicial Execution in by Joel A. Solomon, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1999)
"The government should also federalize cases of grossly abusive arbitrary detention that lead to violations of the right to life or physical integrity. ..."

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