from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To deprive of national rights or characteristics.
- transitive v. To transfer (an industry, for example) from governmental to private ownership.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To transfer the control and ownership of an industry from government to private hands; to privatize.
- v. To strip of nationhood; to cease to recognise, or allow to exist, as a nation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To divest or deprive of national character or rights.
- transitive v. to change (something, as an industry or business) from state to private ownership or control.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divest of nationality, or of existing national relations or rights; subvert or change the na-tionality of, as a ship, a person, a people, or a territory, by change of flag, connection, or allegiance; give a new national character or relation to.
- To divest of national scope or importance; limit to a particular locality; render local: as, to denationalize slavery or polygamy.
- To deprive of national limitations or peculiarities; widen the relations, scope, or applicability of; make cosmopolitan.
- Also spelled denationalise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. put under private control or ownership
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