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English verb: nationalize

1. nationalize (change) put under state control or ownership

SamplesMitterand nationalized the banks.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)communise, communize

Antonymsdenationalise, denationalize

2. nationalize (change) make national in character or scope

SamplesHis heroic deeds were nationalized by the press.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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