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na•tion•al•ize



Pronunciation: (nash'u-nl-īz", nash'nu-līz"), [key]
v., -ized, -iz•ing.


v.t.
1. to bring under the ownership or control of a nation, as industries and land: a movement to nationalize the oil industry.
2. to make into a nation.
3. to naturalize.
4. to make national in extent or scope: a magazine article that nationalized a local problem.

v.i.
to become nationalized or naturalized: Those who remain in the country must nationalize. Also, esp. Brit.,na'tion•al•ise".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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