denationalize

[ dee-nash-uh-nl-ahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF denationalize
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The Genoese had striven long and hard to denationalize the Corsican people by the introduction of foreign and hostile elements.

He could not assent to the principle, that Congress had a right to denationalize the public funds.

His efforts to dazzle German princes and denationalize two of her leading thinkers were partly successful.

There is in every country a class who are prone to denationalize themselves; at this day, they generally ape the Frenchman.

Alliance with the anti-slavery North would deprive a party of support South and denationalize it.

WORD ORIGIN

1807, "to deprive of nationality," from French dénationaliser (said in contemporary English publications to have been coined by Napoleon Buonaparte; denapoleonize was coined shortly thereafter); see de- + nationalize. Meaning "to transfer from national to private ownership" recorded from 1921. Related: Denationalized; denationalization.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DENATIONALIZE

deregulate

verbremove imposed controls on a system
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