[nash-uh-nl-ahyz, nash-nuh-lahyz] /ˈnæʃ ə nlˌaɪz, ˈnæʃ nəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), nationalized, nationalizing.
to bring under the ownership or control of a , as industries and land:
a movement to nationalize the oil industry.
to make into a .
to make in extent or scope:
a magazine article that nationalized a local problem.
verb (used without object), nationalized, nationalizing.
to become nationalized or naturalized:
Those who remain in the country must nationalize.
to put (an industry, resources, etc) under state control or ownership
to make national in scope, character, or status
a less common word for naturalize
1801, “act of rendering national in character,” from nationalize + -ation. Meaning “act of bringing (property) under control of the national government” is from 1874.
1800, “invest with a national character,” from national + -ize. Meaning “bring under state control” is from 1869. Related: Nationalized; nationalizing.
The taking over of private property by a national government.
A government takeover of a private business.
noun 1. an act of Congress (1935) that forbade any interference by employers with the formation and operation of labor unions.
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a board consisting of five members, originally set up under the National Labor Relations Act to guarantee workers’ rights to organize and to prevent unfair labor practices. Abbreviation: NLRB. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) An agency of the United States government, charged with mediating disputes between labor and management, and responsible […]
- National language
noun the language spoken and written by the majority of people in a country; also, the official language of a country, recognized and adopted by its government Examples Why should learning the national language be an issue for immigrants?
noun 1. the older of the two major professional U.S. baseball leagues, established in 1876. Abbreviation: N.L.