nationalize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “nationalize” in the English Dictionary

"nationalize" in British English

See all translations

nationalizeverb [T]

(UK usually nationalise) uk   us   /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/ /ˈnæʃ.nə.laɪz/
(of a ​government) to take ​control of a ​business or ​industry: The ​Mexicanpresident nationalized the ​railways in 1939.
nationalization
noun [U] (UK usually nationalisation) uk   us   /ˌnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌnæʃ.nə.laɪ-/
Nationalization of ​agriculture is on the government's ​agenda.
(Definition of nationalize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nationalize" in American English

See all translations

nationalizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈnæʃ·ə·nəlˌɑɪz/
social studies to ​bringbusiness, ​industry, or ​land under the ​control or ​ownership of the ​government: The program’s ​hugecost makes it ​unlikely that ​Congress will ​try to nationalize ​healthcare in the near ​future.
nationalization
noun [U]  /ˌnæʃ·ən·əl·əˈzeɪ·ʃən, -ɑɪˈzeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of nationalize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"nationalize" in Business English

See all translations

nationalizeverb [T]

(UK also nationalise) uk   us   /ˈnæʃənəlaɪz/ GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS
if a ​government nationalizes an ​industry or a ​company, it ​takescontrol of it and becomes the ​owner: Mexico nationalized its ​oilindustry in 1938 after decades of ​control by ​foreignoilcompanies. After 47 ​years as a nationalized ​industry, the ​governmentbroke Britain's ​railwaysystem into around 80 ​privatecompanies.
Compare
(Definition of nationalize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of nationalize?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“nationalize” in British English

“nationalize” in American English

Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More