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 (năsh′ə-nə-līz′, năsh′nə-)
tr.v. na·tion·al·ized, na·tion·al·iz·ing, na·tion·al·iz·es
1. To convert from private to governmental ownership and control: nationalize the steel industry.
a. To make national in character, scope, or notoriety: "His high profile on such issues as abortion ... has already begun to nationalize his image" (Kenneth L. Woodward).
b. To render distinctively national: characteristics and issues that have tended to nationalize American political life.

na′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
na′tion·al·iz′er n.


(ˈnæʃənəˌlaɪzə) or


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a person who puts an industry, resources, etc under state control or ownership
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Centura has addressed our business needs by including the Object Nationalizer to help us localize our product, improving integration with Lotus Notes and addressing specific needs that we had.
This release of Centura Team Developer includes: -- Object Nationalizer to allow developers to localize their applications without editing source code.
The central shift in the 1970s from the would-be nationalizers of the 1940s was one in which traditional suspicions of the market were cast off in favor of the rhetoric of competition.