Meaning of “nationalize” in the English Dictionary

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nationalizeverb [ T ]

UK usually nationalise uk /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/ /ˈnæʃ.nəl.aɪz/ us /ˈnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/ /ˈnæʃ.nəl.aɪz/
noun [ U ] UK usually nationalisation uk /ˌnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌnæʃ.nə.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌnæʃ.ən.əl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/ /ˌnæʃ.nə.ləˈzeɪ.ʃən/

Nationalization of agriculture is on the government's agenda.

(Definition of “nationalize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nationalizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈnæʃ·ə·nəlˌɑɪz/

social studies to bring business, industry, or land under the control or ownership of the government:

The program’s huge cost makes it unlikely that Congress will try to nationalize health care in the near future.
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

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nationalizeverb [ T ]

UK also nationalise uk /ˈnæʃənəlaɪz/ us GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS

if a government nationalizes an industry or a company, it takes control of it and becomes the owner:

Mexico nationalized its oil industry in 1938 after decades of control by foreign oil companies.
After 47 years as a nationalized industry, the government broke Britain's railway system into around 80 private companies.

(Definition of “nationalize” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)