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1. nationalize

verb. ['ˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz, ˈnæʃnəˌlaɪz'] put under state control or ownership.

Synonyms

  • communize
  • alter
  • modify
  • nationalise
  • change

Antonyms

  • denationalize
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • national (English)
  • nationalis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Nationalize

  • analyze
  • brutalize
  • butterfly's
  • cannibalize
  • capitalize
  • caramelize
  • catalyze
  • centralize
  • civilize
  • collateralize
  • commercialize
  • compartmentalize
  • creolize
  • criminalize
  • crystallize
  • generalize
  • globalize
  • hospitalize
  • hydrolyze
  • legalize

2. nationalize

verb. ['ˈnæʃənəˌlaɪz, ˈnæʃnəˌlaɪz'] make national in character or scope.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • nationalise
  • change

Antonyms

  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • national (English)
  • nationalis (Latin)

Sentences with nationalize


1. Verb, base form
Changes in the law or the political system can put a business in jeopardy if the controlling government decides to nationalize certain industries or ban the production of certain goods.

2. Adverb
If the government does nationalize, it needs to be determined if the cost of bauxite will go up, if the government is the contact in these matters and what the island's record in government industries is.

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