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  • v. Alternative spelling of federalize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. put under the control and authority of a federal government
  • v. unite on a federal basis or band together as a league
  • v. enter into a league for a common purpose

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Examples

  • Is it time to abolish county constabularies and fire brigades and "federalise" the police into one nationwide force?

    Army Rumour Service

  • I blogged today about the need I feel to federalise the Labour party throughout the UK, because I feel Senedd Labour wastes too much intellectual bandwidth on having to defend the nat attacks on the Westminster party.

    Labour fantasies

  • It appears that their candidate in Penygroes has been circulating a pamphlet claiming that plans are underway to federalise Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle highschool.

    Lies Gwynedd

  • Gwynedd's scheme for restructuring primary education won't have much of an effect here, though the plan to federalise Our Lady St Helen in Caernarfon has caused the city's Catholics to worry.

    Gwynedd Elections Part 2: Bangor

  • Seeing that there is already an efficient American Association, we should not advocate the formation of a separate Canadian body; but possibly the Montreal meeting might be able to do something to federalise the separate Canadian societies.

    The British Association's Visit to Montreal, 1884 : letters

  • Whether Mr. Gladstone himself has any wish to federalise the whole United Kingdom is at least open to doubt.

    A Leap in the Dark A Criticism of the Principles of Home Rule as Illustrated by the Bill of 1893

  • Irish members are to be allowed to impose taxes on England, say to double the income tax, though of these taxes no inhabitant of Ireland will pay a penny; the Irish delegation -- and this is the worst grievance of all -- is to be enabled, in combination with a British minority, to detach Wales from England, or to vote Home Rule for Scotland, or to federalise still further the United

    A Leap in the Dark A Criticism of the Principles of Home Rule as Illustrated by the Bill of 1893

  • Unfortunately, national Republicans continue to try to federalise it in order to use it as a wedge issue.

    AmeriNZ

  • I would ask, why federalise the Horizon and not the Alpine?

    Jalopnik

  • The leaders of these new parties all want to 'federalise the left', each in their own way.

    cafebabel.com

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