v. t.1.To divest of provincial quality or characteristics.
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Each day we do our utmost to update and deprovincialize (Iuliano & Baldassar, 2008) our academic production.
4) Among the Frenchmen who helped deprovincialize the USP, it was Roger Bastide who opted for studies on acculturation, interested primarily in the African culture in Brazil.
The three books "add significantly to the current movement to deprovincialize the study of the South and, in particular, its twentieth-century literary renaissance"; they also examine how the three writers "responded to the shaping forces and issues of their times.