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Meaning of federalize

fed•er•al•ize

Pronunciation: (fed'ur-u-līz"), [key]
— -ized, -iz•ing.
  1. to bring under the control of a federal government: to federalize the National Guard.
  2. to bring together in a federal union, as different states.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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