Translation of "nationalize" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb UK usually nationalise uk /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/ us /ˈnæʃ.nə.laɪz/ us

(of a government) to take control of a business or industry

The Mexican president nationalized the railways in 1939.
→ Opposite privatize , or denationalize
nationalization noun [ no plural ] UK usually nationalisation uk /ˌnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌnæʃ.nə.laɪ-/ us

(Translation of “nationalize” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)