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nationalize in Government topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnationalizena‧tion‧al‧ize (also nationalise British English) /ˈnæʃənəlaɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 PEPGif a government nationalizes a very large industry such as water, gas, or the railways, it buys it or takes control of itprivatize 🔊 The British government nationalized the railways in 1948. 🔊 a nationalised industrynationalization /ˌnæʃənəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -nələ-/ noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
nationalizeEducation and health, as well as land, were immediately nationalized.The mines were nationalized by the Labour Party.In nineteen ninety four uh it was almost like a mini presidential election, it was the first nationalized congressional election.Castro speeded up his land reforms and began to nationalize foreign holdings in Cuba.Mexico's vast oil reserves were nationalized in 1938.This change in status is implicit in discussions of whether the U. S. Government had the constitutional power to nationalize leprosy.Their fundamental concern is the maintenance and expansion of their own material privileges on the basis of nationalized property.But, in retrospect, perhaps I overstated the case by proposing that we nationalize the banks.In 1956 Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal.