federalize federalize  /ˈfɛ də rə ˌlaɪz/


  1. (v) unite on a federal basis or band together as a league
  2. (v) put under the control and authority of a federal government
  3. (v) enter into a league for a common purpose



  1. Others have suggested that the President get more power to order a mandatory evacuation or federalize troops.
  2. One focus, experts believe, should be the National Guard, which state Governors control in peacetime but which the President can federalize in a national emergency.
  3. He wants to federalize the welfare system and enact national health insurance.


  • Some fear federal control of Utah water

    State Senator Margaret Dayton is warning that Utah is gearing up to stave off yet another attempt to federalize one of the state's major water supplies.
    on February 16, 2014     Source: Provo Daily Herald


  1. Bush told a Pennsylvania business group that he rejected the initiative, because the Democratic-controlled Congress was trying to "federalize health care."
    on Oct 5, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Scientific American

  2. "This bill is another deliberate attempt by radicals to federalize our country and defy the core principles upon which it was founded," Young said.
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Don Young Source: Anchorage Daily News (registration)

  3. "I do not believe that sweeping new federal crimes, which federalize the kind of street crime that states have traditionally addressed and can address well with the adequate resources, are the right way to go," Leahy said in a statement.
    on Jun 5, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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