Definition of “denationalize” - English Dictionary

“denationalize” in British English

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denationalizeverb [ T ]

UK usually denationalise uk /ˌdiːˈnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/ us /ˌdiːˈnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪz/

to change an industry from being publicly owned to being privately owned

denationalization
noun [ C or U ] UK usually denationalisation uk /diːˌnæʃ.ən.əl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /diːˌnæʃ.ən.əl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

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

“denationalize” in Business English

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denationalizeverb [ T ]

UK also denationalise /ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪz/ uk us ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT

to sell a government organization so that it becomes a company:

The first attempt to denationalize the national telecoms company had failed.

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

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