transitive verb Date: 1937 to remove the political character of ; take out of the realm of politics <
depoliticize foreign aid
depoliticization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • depoliticize — 1928; see DE (Cf. de ) + POLITICS (Cf. politics) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Depoliticized; depoliticizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • depoliticize — (Amer.) de·po·lit·i·cize || ‚diːpÉ™ lɪtɪsaɪz v. make non political, remove from the political arena; cause something or a person to have no political connection (also depoliticise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • depoliticize — [dē΄pə lit′ə sīz΄] vt. depoliticized, depoliticizing to remove from political influence depoliticization n …   English World dictionary

  • depoliticize — de•po•lit•i•cize [[t]ˌdi pəˈlɪt əˌsaɪz[/t]] v. t. cized, ciz•ing. 1) gov to remove from the arena or influence of politics: to depoliticize labor relations[/ex] 2) cvb to deprive of involvement or interest in politics …   From formal English to slang

  • depoliticize — v.t., depoliticized, depoliticizing. * * * …   Universalium

  • depoliticize — verb To remove something from political influence …   Wiktionary

  • depoliticize — de|po|lit|i|cize also depoliticise BrE [ˌdi:pəˈlıtısaız] v [T] to remove political influence or control from a situation >depoliticization [ˌdi:pəˌlıtısaıˈzeıʃən US sə ] n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • depoliticize — or depoliticise verb remove from political activity or influence. Derivatives depoliticization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • depoliticize — de·politicize …   English syllables

  • depoliticize — (also ise) 1 make (a person, an organization, etc.) non political. 2 remove from political activity or influence. Derivatives: depoliticization n …   Useful english dictionary

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