decolonise
decolonize decolonize v. t. to grant independence to (a former colony). [Also spelled {decolonise}.] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • decolonise — (Brit.) v. make a colony independent, grant independence to a colony (also decolonize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decolonise — decolonize 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

  • decolonise — /diˈkɒlənaɪz/ (say dee koluhnuyz) verb (t) (decolonised, decolonising) 1. to release from the status of a colony; grant self government or independence to. 2. (of an individual) to attempt to eradicate the effects of living in a colonised or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • decolonise — verb grant independence to (a former colony) West Africa was decolonized in the early 1960 s • Syn: ↑decolonize • Ant: ↑colonise, ↑colonize (for: ↑decolonize) …   Useful english dictionary

  • decolonised — decolonise (Brit.) v. make a colony independent, grant independence to a colony (also decolonize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decolonises — decolonise (Brit.) v. make a colony independent, grant independence to a colony (also decolonize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decolonising — decolonise (Brit.) v. make a colony independent, grant independence to a colony (also decolonize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • décoloniser — [ dekɔlɔnize ] v. tr. <conjug. : 1> • 1963 ; de dé et coloniser ♦ Permettre, effectuer la décolonisation de (un pays, un peuple colonisé, et par ext. un groupe humain, un secteur socioéconomique considéré comme colonisé). Décoloniser la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • décolonisateur — ● décolonisateur, décolonisatrice adjectif et nom Qui décolonise, vise à décoloniser. décolonisateur, trice [dekɔlɔnizatœʀ, tʀis] adj. et n. ÉTYM. 1964; néologisme proposé en 1845 par J. B. Richard de Radonvilliers; de décoloniser. ❖ ♦ Qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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

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