privatise

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See also: privatisé

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private +‎ -ise

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privatise (third-person singular simple present privatises, present participle privatising, simple past and past participle privatised)

  1. (chiefly British) Alternative spelling of privatize
    • 2013 May 17, George Monbiot, “Money just makes the rich suffer”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 23, page 19: 
      In order to grant the rich these pleasures, the social contract is reconfigured. […]  The public realm is privatised, the regulations restraining the ultra-wealthy and the companies they control are abandoned, and Edwardian levels of inequality are almost fetishised.

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privatise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of privatiser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of privatiser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of privatiser
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of privatiser
  5. second-person singular imperative of privatiser