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English definition of “nationalize”

nationalize

verb [T]    /ˈnæʃ·ə·nəlˌɑɪz/
social studies to bring business, industry, or land under the control or ownership of the government: The program’s huge cost makes it unlikely that Congress will try to nationalize health care in the near future. nationalization  /ˌnæʃ·ən·əl·əˈzeɪ·ʃən, -ɑɪˈzeɪ·ʃən/ noun [U]
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