from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To change (an industry or business, for example) from governmental or public ownership or control to private enterprise: "The strike ... was called to protest the ... government's plans to break up and privatize the deficit-ridden national railway system” ( Christian Science Monitor).
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- v. To release government control of (a business or industry) to private industry.
- v. To make (a variable, etc.) private in scope.
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- v. change from governmental to private control or ownership
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