Denationalize

De*na"tion*al*ize

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Denationalized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Denationalizing.] [Cf. F. dnationaliser.] 1. To divest or deprive of national character or rights.
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Bonaparte's decree denationalizes, as he calls it, all ships that have touched at a British port.
Cobbett.
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An expatriated, denationalized race.
G. Eliot.
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2. to change (something, as an industry or business) from state to private ownership or control; as, the British denationalization of steel.
Syn. -- privatize, denationalise.
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