Definitions for "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.
make national in character or scope; "His heroic deeds were nationalized by the press"
To change ownership of (a business, a property) from private ownership to state ownership or control; as, to nationalize the steel industry.
to convert and industry or enterprise from private to government ownership and control
put under state control or ownership; "Mitterand nationalized the banks"