transitive verb Date: 1963 to free from colonial status • decolonization noun

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  • decolonize — v. t. to grant independence to (a former colony). [Also spelled {decolonise}.] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decolonize — v. i. to release one s colonies and free them to become independednt nations; of nations. [Also spelled {decolonise}.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decolonize — (Amer.) de·col·o·nize || ‚diː kÉ’lÉ™naɪz v. make a colony independent, grant independence to a colony (also decolonise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decolonize — decolonization, n. /dee kol euh nuyz /, v., decolonized, decolonizing. v.t. 1. to release from the status of a colony. 2. to allow (a colony) to become self governing or independent. v.i. 3. to free a colony to become self governing or… …   Universalium

  • decolonize — verb a) to release from the status of colony b) to allow a colony to become independent …   Wiktionary

  • decolonize — de|col|o|nize also decolonise BrE [ˌdi:ˈkɔlənaız US ˈka: ] v [T] to make a former ↑colony politically independent >decolonization [di:ˌkɔlənaıˈzeıʃən US ˌka:lənə ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • decolonize — or decolonise verb withdraw from (a colony), leaving it independent. Derivatives decolonization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • decolonize — also ise BrE verb (T) to make a former colony politically independent decolonization noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • decolonize — de·colonize …   English syllables

  • decolonize — de•col•o•nize [[t]diˈkɒl əˌnaɪz[/t]] v. nized, niz•ing cvb gov to allow to become self governing or independent de•col o•ni•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

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