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 (fĕd′ər-ə-līz′, fĕd′rə-)
tr.v. fed·er·al·ized, fed·er·al·iz·ing, fed·er·al·iz·es
1. To unite in a federal union.
2. To subject to the authority of a federal government; put under federal control.

fed′er·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈfɛdərəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to unite in a federation or federal union; federate
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to subject to federal control
ˌfederaliˈzation, ˌfederaliˈsation n
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(ˈfɛd ər əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to bring under the control of a federal government.
2. to bring together in a federal union, as different states.
fed`er•al•i•za′tion, n.
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Past participle: federalized
Gerund: federalizing

I federalize
you federalize
he/she/it federalizes
we federalize
you federalize
they federalize
I federalized
you federalized
he/she/it federalized
we federalized
you federalized
they federalized
Present Continuous
I am federalizing
you are federalizing
he/she/it is federalizing
we are federalizing
you are federalizing
they are federalizing
Present Perfect
I have federalized
you have federalized
he/she/it has federalized
we have federalized
you have federalized
they have federalized
Past Continuous
I was federalizing
you were federalizing
he/she/it was federalizing
we were federalizing
you were federalizing
they were federalizing
Past Perfect
I had federalized
you had federalized
he/she/it had federalized
we had federalized
you had federalized
they had federalized
I will federalize
you will federalize
he/she/it will federalize
we will federalize
you will federalize
they will federalize
Future Perfect
I will have federalized
you will have federalized
he/she/it will have federalized
we will have federalized
you will have federalized
they will have federalized
Future Continuous
I will be federalizing
you will be federalizing
he/she/it will be federalizing
we will be federalizing
you will be federalizing
they will be federalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been federalizing
you have been federalizing
he/she/it has been federalizing
we have been federalizing
you have been federalizing
they have been federalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been federalizing
you will have been federalizing
he/she/it will have been federalizing
we will have been federalizing
you will have been federalizing
they will have been federalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been federalizing
you had been federalizing
he/she/it had been federalizing
we had been federalizing
you had been federalizing
they had been federalizing
I would federalize
you would federalize
he/she/it would federalize
we would federalize
you would federalize
they would federalize
Past Conditional
I would have federalized
you would have federalized
he/she/it would have federalized
we would have federalized
you would have federalized
they would have federalized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.federalize - unite on a federal basis or band together as a league; "The country was federated after the civil war"
unite, unify - act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
2.federalize - put under the control and authority of a federal government
decentralise, decentralize, deconcentrate - make less central; "After the revolution, food distribution was decentralized"
3.federalize - enter into a league for a common purpose; "The republics federated to become the Soviet Union"
merge, unify, unite - become one; "Germany unified officially in 1990"; "the cells merge"
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[ˈfedərəlaɪz] VTfederar, federalizar
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