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To change the way a country, organization or industry is run

centralise

a British spelling of centralize

centralize

verb

to give control of a country, organization, or industry to one central group of people

decentralise

a British spelling of decentralize

decentralize

verb

to take power from a central government or organization and give it to several smaller and more local ones

deindustrialize

verb

to take away or lose industries, especially those that involve producing things such as steel, coal, cars and ships, from a country or region

democratise

a British spelling of democratize

democratize

verb

to change the way of running a government or organization so that the people in it are more equal and can share in making decisions

denationalize

verb

to sell a business or industry that was owned and managed by the government so that it becomes a private business

develop

verb

to make economic improvements to a country or region

devolve

verb

to take power or responsibility from a central authority or government and give it to smaller and more local regions

dismantle

verb

to end a political or economic system or get rid of an institution

federate

verb

to form a federation

industrialise

a British spelling of industrialize

industrialize

verb

if a country industrializes, or if someone industrializes it, it develops industries or makes them more modern

internationalise

a British spelling of internationalize

internationalize

verb

to make something international or controlled by two or more countries

mechanize

verb

to start using machines to do something that was previously done by people or animals

nationalise

a British spelling of nationalize

nationalize

verb

if a government nationalizes a large company or industry, it takes control of it and owns it

open up

to make it easier to travel or do business in a country

privatise

a British spelling of privatize

privatize

verb

to sell a business or industry that was owned and managed by the government so that it becomes a private business

reconstruct

verb

to put a country back into a good condition after a war

regime change

noun

a situation in which one country tries to get rid of another country’s government, especially by force, and to replace it with a government that supports its own ideas and interests more

reincorporate

verb

to change the legal status of a business so that it becomes a corporation again

reindustrialize

verb

to increase or improve industrial activity in a country or region, for example by making factories or equipment more modern

reprivatize

verb

to sell a nationalized business or industry so that it becomes a private business again

retool

verb

to replace the tools, equipment, or machines in a factory with different or more modern ones

reunify

verb

to join together parts of a country that were divided, so that they form one country again

reunite

verb

to bring together again parts of a country that were divided or groups in an organization that were opposed to each other, or to be brought together again

secede

verb

to officially leave an organization. This word is used especially about a state or region that chooses to become independent and govern itself.

westernize

verb

to change something by introducing American or Western European culture, values, or technology

decentralization

noun

mechanization

noun

westernization

noun

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