Definition of Nationalize

1. Verb. Put under state control or ownership. "Mitterand nationalized the banks"

Exact synonyms: Nationalise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Communise, Communize
Antonyms: Denationalise, Denationalize
Derivative terms: Nationalisation, Nationalization



2. Verb. Make national in character or scope. "His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press"
Exact synonyms: Nationalise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Nationalisation, Nationalization

Definition of Nationalize

1. v. t. 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.

Definition of Nationalize

1. Verb. (American spelling) (alternative spelling of (nationalise)) ¹

2. Verb. (archaic) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nationalize

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Nationalize

nationaliser
nationalisers
nationalises
nationalising
nationalism
nationalisms
nationalist
nationalist leader
nationalistic
nationalistically
nationalists
nationalities
nationality
nationalization
nationalizations
nationalize (current term)
nationalized
nationalizer
nationalizers
nationalizes
nationalizing
nationally
nationalness
nationals
nationhood
nationhoods
nationism
nationisms
nationist
nationists

Literary usage of Nationalize

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

1. History of the Northern Pacific Railroad by Eugene Virgil Smalley (1883)
"Smith's Plan to nationalize the Company—A Railroad Syndicate Proposed—William B. Ogden Agrees to Join it—The Original Interests Agreement Formed—Twelve ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel (1874)
"I. a. to nationalize; to naturalize; 11. refl. to adopt the manner« of a nation; .... nationalize ..."

3. The Great Issues by Wharton Barker (1902)
"nationalize THE RAILROADS OR PAUPERIZE THE NATION. [November 5th, 1898.} FOR long years we have relied largely upon competition to give to our people ..."

4. Mines and Minerals of the British Empire: Being a Description of the by Ralph S. G. Stokes (1908)
"Scientific exploration.—11. Quartz-mining. 12. Vicissitudes of fortune.—13. Coalfields and coal yields.—14. 'nationalize the industry.'—15. State coalmine. ..."

5. The Nationalization of Railways by Albert Emil Davies (1908)
"CHAPTER IX HOW TO nationalize THE RAILWAYS THE terms on which the railway companies should be bought out are laid down by law. Few people seem to be aware ..."

6. History of the French Revolution of 1848 by Alphonse de Lamartine (1849)
"The provisional government did not hesitate, under the direction of Gamier Pages, to establish and nationalize the other banks of the republic by the ..."

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