Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To unite in a federal union.
  • transitive verb To subject to the authority of a federal government; put under federal control.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make federal; impart a federal or confederate character to.
  • To unite by compact; league, as different states; confederate for political purposes.
  • Also federalise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To unite in compact, as different States; to confederate for political purposes; to unite by or under the Federal Constitution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To unite into a federation
  • verb To bring something under federal control

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

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

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Examples

  • He countered that Democrats want to "federalize" the screeners because it could add up to 28,000 more union workers to the federal payroll.

    Defining Monetary Policy at the National Review

  • He countered that Democrats want to "federalize" the screeners because it could add up to 28,000 more union workers to the federal payroll.

    Privatization of Airport Security: Sitglitz v. Ari Fleischer

  • And when I use the term "federalize," that's what I mean.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2001

  • Then serious financial reform can begin to be discussed, starting with steps to "federalize" the Federal Reserve and take the power of money out of the hands of private bankers such as JP Morgan Chase, Citibank or Goldman Sachs.

    Asia Times Online

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  • If I recall correctly didn't Hitler "federalize" Germany's banks thus enabling him to cook the books?

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  • Allan Sumpter suggested that the County "federalize" as many projects as possible, by prioritizing projects that appeal to the federal government's transportation priorities to move people between cities.

    Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center

  • "federalize" the Federal Reserve and take the power of money out of the hands of private bankers such as JP Morgan Chase, Citibank or Goldman Sachs.

    AfterDowningStreet.org - Bush-Cheney Trials in '09

  • Attorney Steven Altman sued the SEC in Federal Court, claiming the agency "has wrongfully sought to 'federalize' the subject of attorney ethics discipline" - a function of state judiciaries - by its Nov. 10 order permanently barring him from "appearing or practicing law

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  • In a governming partnership with the classical liberal, the libertarian might agree to federalize.

    Tyler on the Problems of Libertarians, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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