Translation of "privatize" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] (UK usually privatise) uk us /ˈpraɪ.və.taɪz/

If a government privatizes an industry, company or service that it owns and controls, it sells it so that it becomes privately owned and controlled

I bought shares in British Gas when it was privatized. 我在英国煤气公司私营化时买了它的股票。
privatization (UK usually privatisation) uk us /ˌpraɪ.vɪ.taɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ɪ-/ noun [ U ]

The last few years have seen the privatization of many industries previously owned by the state. 最近几年,许多原先的国营工业都私有化了。

(Translation of “privatize” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)