Adjective "denationalising" definition and examples

(Denationalising may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Transfer (a nationalized industry or institution) from public to private ownership.
  1. 'State enterprises were first ‘restructured, ‘- i.e., surplus personnel removed - and then denationalised, which was accompanied by mass redundancies.’'
  2. 'It is the kind of combination that I would describe as a partial denationalizing of some of the functions and work of state institutions.'
  3. 'In parallel, state-owned industry was rapidly denationalized and an army of unemployed established.'
  4. 'Well then: refund our taxes, denationalize the roads.'
  5. '‘The not-for-profit sector should take up the challenge and denationalise compassion’, he added.'
  6. 'The picture he draws is not one of corporations denationalized by economic integration and states whose powers have been eroded, as in much current writing on globalization.'
Deprive (a country or person) of nationality or national characteristics.
  1. 'would those denationalized persons reaffirm the need for separate states?'

More definitions

1. to remove (an industry or the like) from government ownership or control.

2. to deprive of national status, attachments, or characteristics.

More examples(as adjective)

"industries can be denationalising."


(denationalize)Early 19th century (in denationalize (sense 2)): from French dénationaliser (a word of the French Revolution), from dé- (expressing reversal) + nationaliser ‘nationalize’.