Meaning of nationalize
Pronunciation: (nash'u-nl-īz", nash'nu-līz"), [key]
— v., -ized, -iz•ing.
- to bring under the ownership or control of a nation, as industries and land: a movement to nationalize the oil industry.
- to make into a nation.
- to naturalize.
- to make national in extent or scope: a magazine article that nationalized a local problem.
- to become nationalized or naturalized: Those who remain in the country must nationalize.
- nationalize (Thesaurus)