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Definition of denationalize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

denationalize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they denationalize
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it denationalizes
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple denationalized
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪzd//
 
past participle denationalized
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form denationalizing
BrE BrE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˈnæʃnəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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denationalize something to sell a company or an industry so that it is no longer owned by the government synonym privatize opposite nationalize Word Originearly 19th cent. (originally meaning to deprive someone of their nationality): from French dénationaliser (a word of the French Revolution), from dé- (expressing reversal) + nationaliser ‘nationalize’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: denationalize