privatize-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: change from governmental to private ownership or control

The Labor Party, for instance, privatized the pension system in Australia.
Morocco partially privatized the state tobacco company.
I believe the US government should privatize AM and FM radio frequencies.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: privatize.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1