denationalize

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Etymology[edit]

From French dénationaliser

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˈnæʃ(ə)nəlaɪz/

Verb[edit]

denationalize (third-person singular simple present denationalizes, present participle denationalizing, simple past and past participle denationalized)

  1. (transitive) To transfer the control and ownership of an industry from government to private hands; to privatize.
  2. (transitive) To strip of nationhood; to cease to recognise, or allow to exist, as a nation.
    • 1933, John T Tucker, Angola, the land of the blacksmith prince
      What does signify, however, is the assumption that evangelical missions introduce or maintain an alien culture and that they denationalize.

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