denationalizeverb [ T ]UK usually denationalise uk /ˌdiːˈnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/ us /ˌdiːˈnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/
noun [ C or U ] UK usually denationalisation uk /diːˌnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /diːˌnæʃ.ən.əl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/
Examples from literature
- In regard to externals he was as nearly as possible denationalized.
- In this way principalities and republics gradually denationalized their armies, and came to carrying on campaigns by the aid of foreign mercenaries under paid commanders.
- There were vulgar assailants, indeed, who alleged at one time that he had thoroughly denationalized himself by his long absences.