detribalize
detribalize detribalize v. t. to cause (members of a tribe) to lose their cultural identity and adopt other customs. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • detribalize — [dē trī′bəl īz΄] vi., vt. detribalized, detribalizing [ DE + TRIBAL + IZE] to abandon or cause to abandon tribal organization detribalization n …   English World dictionary

  • detribalize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1920 to cause to lose tribal identity ; acculturate • detribalization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • detribalize — detribalization, n. /dee truy beuh luyz /, v.t., detribalized, detribalizing. to cause to lose tribal allegiances and customs, chiefly through contact with another culture. Also, esp. Brit., detribalise. [1915 20; DE + TRIBAL + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • detribalize — verb To cause the members of a tribe to lose their tribal culture …   Wiktionary

  • detribalize — or detribalise verb [usu. as adjective detribalized] remove from a traditional tribal social structure. Derivatives detribalization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • detribalize — de·trib·al·ize …   English syllables

  • detribalize — de•trib•al•ize [[t]diˈtraɪ bəˌlaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing ant soc to cause to lose tribal allegiances • Etymology: 1915–20 de•trib al•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • detribalize — v.tr. (also ise) 1 make (a person) no longer a member of a tribe. 2 destroy the tribal habits of. Derivatives: detribalization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • detribalisation — noun 1. the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living • Syn: ↑detribalization • Derivationally related forms: ↑detribalise, ↑detribalize (for: ↑detribalization) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • detribalise — verb cause members of a tribe to lose their cultural identity • Syn: ↑detribalize • Derivationally related forms: ↑detribalisation, ↑detribalization (for: ↑detribalize) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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