Meaning of nationalize

na•tion•al•ize

Pronunciation: (nash'u-nl-īz", nash'nu-līz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to bring under the ownership or control of a nation, as industries and land: a movement to nationalize the oil industry.
  2. to make into a nation.
  3. to naturalize.
  4. to make national in extent or scope: a magazine article that nationalized a local problem.
—v.i.
  1. to become nationalized or naturalized: Those who remain in the country must nationalize.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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