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Bal·kan·ize

or bal·kan·ize (bôl′kə-nīz′)
tr.v. Bal·kan·ized, Bal·kan·iz·ing, Bal·kan·iz·es or bal·kan·ized or bal·kan·iz·ing or bal·kan·iz·es
1. To divide (a region or territory) into small, often hostile units.
2. To divide (an organization or system) into small, incompatible units: changes that would Balkanize the corporation.

[From the political division of the Balkan countries in the early 20th century.]

Bal′kan·i·za′tion n.

Balkanize

(ˈbɔːlkəˌnaɪz) or

Balkanise

vb
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to divide (a territory) into small warring states
2. to divide (a group or organization) into small factions
ˌBalkaniˈzation, ˌBalkaniˈsation n
ˈBalkaˌnized, ˈBalkaˌnised adj

Bal•kan•ize

(ˈbɔl kəˌnaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to divide (a country, territory, etc.) into small, often quarrelsome states.
[1915–20]
Bal`kan•i•za′tion, n.

Balkanize


Past participle: Balkanized
Gerund: Balkanizing

Imperative
Balkanize
Balkanize
Present
I Balkanize
you Balkanize
he/she/it Balkanizes
we Balkanize
you Balkanize
they Balkanize
Preterite
I Balkanized
you Balkanized
he/she/it Balkanized
we Balkanized
you Balkanized
they Balkanized
Present Continuous
I am Balkanizing
you are Balkanizing
he/she/it is Balkanizing
we are Balkanizing
you are Balkanizing
they are Balkanizing
Present Perfect
I have Balkanized
you have Balkanized
he/she/it has Balkanized
we have Balkanized
you have Balkanized
they have Balkanized
Past Continuous
I was Balkanizing
you were Balkanizing
he/she/it was Balkanizing
we were Balkanizing
you were Balkanizing
they were Balkanizing
Past Perfect
I had Balkanized
you had Balkanized
he/she/it had Balkanized
we had Balkanized
you had Balkanized
they had Balkanized
Future
I will Balkanize
you will Balkanize
he/she/it will Balkanize
we will Balkanize
you will Balkanize
they will Balkanize
Future Perfect
I will have Balkanized
you will have Balkanized
he/she/it will have Balkanized
we will have Balkanized
you will have Balkanized
they will have Balkanized
Future Continuous
I will be Balkanizing
you will be Balkanizing
he/she/it will be Balkanizing
we will be Balkanizing
you will be Balkanizing
they will be Balkanizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been Balkanizing
you have been Balkanizing
he/she/it has been Balkanizing
we have been Balkanizing
you have been Balkanizing
they have been Balkanizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been Balkanizing
you will have been Balkanizing
he/she/it will have been Balkanizing
we will have been Balkanizing
you will have been Balkanizing
they will have been Balkanizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been Balkanizing
you had been Balkanizing
he/she/it had been Balkanizing
we had been Balkanizing
you had been Balkanizing
they had been Balkanizing
Conditional
I would Balkanize
you would Balkanize
he/she/it would Balkanize
we would Balkanize
you would Balkanize
they would Balkanize
Past Conditional
I would have Balkanized
you would have Balkanized
he/she/it would have Balkanized
we would have Balkanized
you would have Balkanized
they would have Balkanized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.Balkanize - divide a territory into small, hostile states
carve up, dissever, divide, split, split up, separate - separate into parts or portions; "divide the cake into three equal parts"; "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"
Translations

Balkanize

balkanize [ˈbɔːlkənaɪz] Balkanise (British) balkanise (British) vtbalkaniser
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