Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To convert from private to governmental ownership and control.
  • transitive verb To make national in character, scope, or notoriety.
  • transitive verb To render distinctively national.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make national: as, to nationalize an institution.
  • To give the character of a nation to; stamp with the political attachments which belong to citizens of the same nation: as, to nationalize a foreign colony.
  • To make the property of the state or nation for national uses; abolish private ownership in, and vest in the nation for national use: as, to nationalize the land of a country.
  • Also spoiled nationalise.

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

  • transitive verb To make national; to make a nation of; to endow with the character and habits of a nation, or the peculiar sentiments and attachment of citizens of a nation.
  • transitive verb To change ownership of (a business, a property) from private ownership to state ownership or control.

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

  • verb American Alternative spelling of nationalise.
  • verb archaic To make national; to make a nation of; to endow with the character and habits of a nation, or the peculiar sentiments and attachment of citizens of a nation.

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

  • verb make national in character or scope
  • verb put under state control or ownership

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

national +‎ -ize

Examples

  • And the push to nationalize is just another left-wing handout/wish.

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  • Is there some special reason it cannot come into México without being "nationalize"?

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  • He thought I could "nationalize" it since it was over 10 years in MX (turns out to be a gringo myth), but it cannot be nationalized (VIN # doesn't fall into the correct category).

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  • Is there some special reason it cannot come into México without being "nationalize"?

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  • Is there some special reason it cannot come into México without being "nationalize"?

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  • Is there some special reason it cannot come into México without being "nationalize"?

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  • Is there some special reason it cannot come into México without being "nationalize"?

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  • He thought I could "nationalize" it since it was over 10 years in MX (turns out to be a gringo myth), but it cannot be nationalized (VIN # doesn't fall into the correct category).

    Can I drive this car legally in Mexico?

  • He thought I could "nationalize" it since it was over 10 years in MX (turns out to be a gringo myth), but it cannot be nationalized (VIN # doesn't fall into the correct category).

    Can I drive this car legally in Mexico?

  • Is there some special reason it cannot come into México without being "nationalize"?

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