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tr.v. pri·va·tized, pri·va·tiz·ing, pri·va·tiz·es
To change (an industry or business, for example) from governmental or public ownership or control to private enterprise: "Egypt has to some degree privatized agriculture, allowing farmers to sell directly to consumers instead of through the government" (Marq de Villiers).

pri′va·ti·za′tion (prī′və-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˈpraɪvətaɪzd) or


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of the production of goods or services) transferred from the public sector of an economy into private ownership and operation
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[ˈpraɪvətaɪzd] privatised (British) adjprivatisé(e)
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The State Committee for Property Affairs of Azerbaijan held a regular auction, at which 27 state property facilities were privatized,Trendreports referring to the committee.
Asked if the DOTr is targeting to privatize all state-run corporations related to the transportation sector under the remaining term of the Duterte administration, Tugade said not all are needed to be privatized.
The PML - N government had privatized five public sector enterprises from 2013 to 2018.
These seven PSEs would be privatized in one and half or two years.
Documents obtain through sources revealed that out of 62 organizations likely to be privatized include Pakistan International Airline (PIA), Oil and Gas Development Corporation Limited (OGRA), Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL), House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) and Industrial Development Bank.
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By the small privatization method, 278 companies were privatized, 356 companies were privatized by the large privatization tender, and the remaining state capital in three companies was privatized through the stock exchange.
He ruled out the criticism of the opposition that PML-N has double standards for privatization and only some of the state owned organizations are being privatized. He clarified that all those state owned organizations will be privatized which are running in losses.
So we need to identify in their value chain what can be privatized and whether doing so would make things more efficient,' Joven explained.
"What can be privatized. What can't be privatized."
He added that King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and Dammam's King Fahd International Airport will be privatized in the second and third quarters respectively in 2017.