nationalize, v.tr. (also -ise)
1 take over (railways, coal-mines, the steel industry, land, etc.) from private ownership on behalf of the State.
2 a make national. b make into a nation.
3 naturalize (a foreigner).
nationalization n. nationalizer n.
F nationaliser (as NATIONAL)
annex, attach, collectivize, commandeer, communalize, communize, confiscate, democratize, distrain, expropriate, garnish, impound, impress, levy, politicize, press, replevin, replevy, republicanize, sequester, sequestrate, socialize