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Meaning of DENATIONALIZE

Pronunciation:  dee'nashu`nlIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  put under private control or ownership; "The steel industry was denationalized"
 

DENATIONALIZE is a 13 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: denationalise
 
 Antonyms: nationalise, nationalize
 
 See Also: alter, change, privatise, privatize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*na"tion*al*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Denationalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Denationalizing}.] [Cf. F.
d['e]nationaliser.]
To divest or deprive of national character or rights.

      Bonaparte's decree denationalizes, as he calls it, all
      ships that have touched at a British port. --Cobbett.

      An expatriated, denationalized race.     --G. Eliot.

 

 

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