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

 

nationalize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they nationalize
BrE BrE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪz//
 
he / she / it nationalizes
BrE BrE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪzɪz//
 
past simple nationalized
BrE BrE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪzd//
 
past participle nationalized
BrE BrE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪzd//
 
-ing form nationalizing
BrE BrE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnæʃnəlaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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nationalize something to put an industry or a company under the control of the government, which becomes its owner The government announced plans to nationalize the public transport system. nationalized industries opposite denationalize, privatize
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: nationalize