privatise

privatise
verb
change from governmental to private control or ownership
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The oil industry was privatized

Syn: ↑privatize
Derivationally related forms: ↑privatisation, ↑privatization (for: ↑privatize)
Hypernyms: ↑denationalize, ↑denationalise
Verb Frames:
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