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privatize

verb [T] ( UK usually privatise)
 
 
/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
使私有化
I bought shares in British Gas when it was privatized.
我在英國煤氣公司私營化時買了它的股票。
Government administration and organisationSelling
privatization ( UK usually privatisation)
 
 
/ˌpraɪ.vɪ.taɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ɪ-/ noun [U]
The last few years have seen the privatization of many industries previously owned by the state.
最近幾年,許多原先的國營工業都私有化了。
Government administration and organisationSelling
Translations of “privatize”
in Russian приватизировать…
in Turkish özelleştirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使私有化…
in Polish prywatyzować…
(Definition of privatize from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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