federalize
I (associate) verb act in concert, affiliate, ally, amalgamate, associate, band in a federation, band together, centralize, collaborate, combine, confederate, consociate, consolidate, cooperate, federate, form a cartel, form a union, go into partnership, incorporate, join, join forces, league, make a common cause with, merge, organize, participate, pool, syncretize, team up, unify, unionize, unite, unite in a league, work as a team, work together II (place under federal control) verb assume authority, exercise federal authority over, exert authority, exert federal control, place under federal administration, place under federal rule, seize from private control, seize from state control, seize power, take command, take control III index affiliate, join (bring together)

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  • federalize — fed er*al*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Federalized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Federalizing}.] [Cf. F. f[ e]d[ e]raliser.] To unite in compact, as different States; to confederate for political purposes; to unite by or under the Federal Constitution. Barlow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • federalize — (Amer.) fed·er·al·ize || fedrÉ™laɪz v. unite, bring together; place under the control of a federal government (also federalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • federalize — [fed′ər əl īz΄] vt. federalized, federalizing 1. to unite (states, etc.) in a federal union 2. to put under the authority of a federal government federalization n …   English World dictionary

  • federalize — federalization, n. /fed euhr euh luyz /, v.t., federalized, federalizing. 1. to bring under the control of a federal government: to federalize the National Guard. 2. to bring together in a federal union, as different states. Also, esp. Brit.,… …   Universalium

  • federalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1801 1. to unite in or under a federal system 2. to bring under the jurisdiction of a federal government …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • federalize — verb a) To unite into a federation b) To bring something under federal control …   Wiktionary

  • federalize — Synonyms and related words: affiliate, ally, associate, band together, be in cahoots, bunch, bunch up, cabal, cement a union, centralize, club, club together, come together, confederate, consociate, conspire, couple, federate, gang, gang up, go… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • federalize — fed·er·al·ize …   English syllables

  • federalize — fed•er•al•ize [[t]ˈfɛd ər əˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing 1) gov to bring under the control of a federal government 2) gov to bring together in a federal union, as different states • Etymology: 1795–1805 fed er•al•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • federalize — verb 1. unite on a federal basis or band together as a league (Freq. 1) The country was federated after the civil war • Syn: ↑federate, ↑federalise • Derivationally related forms: ↑federation (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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