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nationalize

verb [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 Mexican president 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.
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