nationalize

Definitions

  • Reading the Draft Covenant for the League of Nations--Paris
    Reading the Draft Covenant for the League of Nations--Paris
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v nationalize put under state control or ownership "Mitterand nationalized the banks"
    • v nationalize make national in character or scope "His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A National Pike Freighter A National Pike Freighter
THE RATCHENITZA, THE NATIONAL DANCE OF BULGARIA THE RATCHENITZA, THE NATIONAL DANCE OF BULGARIA
Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology Moline Universal Tractor, Model D, of 198, in the Hall of Farm Machinery, National Museum of History and Technology
NATIONAL RESEARCH NATIONAL RESEARCH
NATIONAL ECONOMY NATIONAL ECONOMY
Chief of Seneca Nation Chief of Seneca Nation
SÆTERSDALEN GIRL IN NATIONAL COSTUME SÆTERSDALEN GIRL IN NATIONAL COSTUME
POLAR ADVANCE OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS POLAR ADVANCE OF THE NATIONAL STANDARDS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only six baseball teams remain from the original National League, which was founded in 1876.
    • nationalize To change ownership of (a business, a property) from private ownership to state ownership or control; as, to nationalize the steel industry.
    • nationalize To make national; to make a nation of; to endow with the character and habits of a nation, or the peculiar sentiments and attachment of citizens of a nation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: President Lincoln proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1863.
    • nationalize To make national: as, to nationalize an institution.
    • nationalize To give the character of a nation to; stamp with the political attachments which belong to citizens of the same nation: as, to nationalize a foreign colony.
    • nationalize To make the property of the state or nation for national uses; abolish private ownership in, and vest in the nation for national use: as, to nationalize the land of a country.
    • nationalize Also spoiled nationalise.
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Quotations

  • Jane Austen
    Jane%20Austen
    “It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “We will neglect our cities to our peril, for in neglecting them we neglect the nation.”
  • Christopher Morley
    Christopher%20Morley
    “New York, the nation's thyroid gland.”
  • Idi Amin
    Idi Amin
    “In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the Sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.”
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    “From a single crime know the nation.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “The nation is prosperous on the whole, but how much prosperity is there in a hole?”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. nationaliser,

Usage

In literature:

Peace and good will with all the nations of the earth continue unbroken.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
We see that no nation was out of danger, and we see what the danger was with which every nation was threatened.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Third, A discussion of efficiency in a National Labour Party from the point of view of the trend of national efficiency in business.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Evidences of national decay.
"The Bible Period by Period" by Josiah Blake Tidwell
And that means all national problems; for the Nation abides at the fireside.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
You have taken the men and women and children of all nationalities and molded of them one uniform nation of peace.
"New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2" by Various
When those great nations of antiquity abandoned their attention to the useful parts of education, they soon sunk in national character.
"An Inquiry into the Permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations." by William Playfair
Over one flies the Stars and Stripes, over the other the Stars and Bars; a nation in arms!
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
They believe that only when all nations have become Socialist nations will it be a proper policy for Socialists to favor disarmament.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
What nation first introduced it into Europe?
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
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In poetry:

O that the Lord’s salvation
Were out of Zion come,
To heal His ancient nation,
To lead His outcasts home!
"O That the Lord's Salvation" by Henry Francis Lyte
Who hath courage? Not the hero
Leading in the strife,
To receive a nation's plaudits,
For his waste of life.
"Who Hath The Courage?" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
If Poets write for nations,
Free as shines the sun,
The Painter and the Sculptor
Have never wrought for one.
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
Who saw the future on his brow
Upon that happy morn?
We are a mighty nation now
Because that child was born.
"Song Composed For Washington's Birthday" by Henry Timrod
"No, never! no, never!"
The loyal millions say;
And 'tis they who rule this American Nation!
They, boys, they!
"Who Shall Rule This American Nation?" by Henry Clay Work
Slavery, Union, Compromise,
(Foulest of all trinities,)
Throned upon a tower of lies,
Are the nation's deities.
"The Doom Of Slavery" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell

In news:

The National Endowment for the Arts is honoring 10 new recipients of National Heritage Fellowships in Washington.
Remote Himalayan nation is planning to become the world's first 100 percent organic nation, urging farmers and food-producers to keep it natural.
National Geographic Xpeditions is now National Geographic Education.
Muir Woods National Monument can be seen from Ed and Marilyn Stiles' home in Druid Heights, a once-thriving Bay Area bohemia that the National Park Service is evaluating for recognition as a historic site.
The American National Standards Institute approved E1.16 as an American National Standard on August 8.
The National Health Insurer Report Card provides actionable data that are "not just a gotcha, but a win-win for the national payers and for the AMA," says Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, then AMA immediate past president.
In the lead-up to the Nationals' NLDS against the Cardinals, the Nationals' inexperience compared to the Cardinals' experience became a significant story line.
She was previously national web politics editor at The Washington Post, and has also worked at The American Prospect, The Washington City Paper, The New Republic and National Journal magazines.
(AP Photo/CBS, Karin Cooper, Face the Nation) ** NO ARCHIVES, NO RESALE, MANDATORY CREDIT: KARIN COOPER, FACE THE NATION.
Thousands of non-ticketed visitors crowd into an overflow area on the National Mall near the Washington Monument to watch Barack Obama take the oath of office as the nation's 44th president.
Our nation's coasts contribute plenty to the national economy, according to two studies.
First, and worst, national security and intelligence failures enabled the 9/11 terrorist attack, the largest mass murder on the continent in the nation's history.
Thank you for inviting me to be here today with the members of the National Press Club, a group most important to our national security.
View full size 1186 MP Co. Oregon National Guard Soldiers with the Oregon Army National Guard's 1186 Military Police Company on duty near Kabul, Afghanistan.
After a single rebuilding season, perennial national power Mitty is back where it is familiar – in the national rankings.
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In science:

The Very Large Array is a facility of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
Star Formation and Tidal Encounters with the Low Surface Brightness Galaxy UGC 12695 and Companions
Part of this work was done during visits of (P.P.) and (M.L.) at IRRMA as academic guests of EPFL. X.Z. and F.N. acknowledge support by the Swiss National Foundation grant No. 20-49486.96, the EPFL, the Univ. of Fribourg and the Univ. of Neuchˆatel.
Reactive Hall response
This work was supported in part by grant no. 3142069.94 from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
IRAF is written and supported by the IRAF programming group at the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) in Tucson, Arizona.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
In Proceedings, Tenth National Conference on Arti(cid:12)cial Intel ligence (AAAI ' ), pp.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
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