federalize-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: unite into a common league

The country was federalized after the civil war.
Well, actually, they didn't federalize the workers.
What happened to all those little states when the Soviet Union Federalized?
The republics federalized to become the Soviet Union.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: federalize.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: put under the control of the federal government

U.S. congressman from New York said perhaps it is time to federalize the issue.
We should federalize education.
Was there a way to federalize without invoking the Insurrection Act?
My amendment does not federalize the Border Patrol.
I don't want to federalize family law.
It doesn't legally federalize state assets.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: federalize.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2