nationalize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"nationalize" in British English

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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

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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

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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.
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