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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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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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fed•er•al•ize(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.
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Past participle: federalized
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|Verb||1.||federalize - unite on a federal basis or band together as a league; "The country was federated after the civil war"|
|2.||federalize - put under the control and authority of a federal government|
|3.||federalize - enter into a league for a common purpose; "The republics federated to become the Soviet Union"|
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