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nationalize

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nationalizena‧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]
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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.
From Longman Business Dictionarynationalizena‧tion‧al‧ize /ˈnæʃənəlaɪz/ (also nationalise British English) verb [transitive]ECONOMICS if a government nationalizes a company or industry, it brings it under state controlThe British government nationalised the railways in 1948. compare privatizenationalized adjectivethe nationalised water industry→ See Verb table
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Verb table
nationalize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theynationalize
he, she, itnationalizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theynationalized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave nationalized
he, she, ithas nationalized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad nationalized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill nationalize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have nationalized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam nationalizing
he, she, itis nationalizing
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you, we, theyare nationalizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas nationalizing
you, we, theywere nationalizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been nationalizing
he, she, ithas been nationalizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been nationalizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be nationalizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been nationalizing
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