decolonize

(redirected from decolonising)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

de·col·o·nize

 (dē-kŏl′ə-nīz′)
tr.v. de·col·o·nized, de·col·o·niz·ing, de·col·o·niz·es
To free (a colony) from dependent status.

de·col′o·ni·za′tion (-nĭ-zā′shən) n.

decolonize

(diːˈkɒləˌnaɪz) or

decolonise

vb
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to grant independence to (a colony)
deˌcoloniˈzation, deˌcoloniˈsation n

de•col•o•nize

(diˈkɒl əˌnaɪz)

v. -nized, -niz•ing. v.t.
to allow to become self-governing or independent.
de•col`o•ni•za′tion, n.

decolonize


Past participle: decolonized
Gerund: decolonizing

Imperative
decolonize
decolonize
Present
I decolonize
you decolonize
he/she/it decolonizes
we decolonize
you decolonize
they decolonize
Preterite
I decolonized
you decolonized
he/she/it decolonized
we decolonized
you decolonized
they decolonized
Present Continuous
I am decolonizing
you are decolonizing
he/she/it is decolonizing
we are decolonizing
you are decolonizing
they are decolonizing
Present Perfect
I have decolonized
you have decolonized
he/she/it has decolonized
we have decolonized
you have decolonized
they have decolonized
Past Continuous
I was decolonizing
you were decolonizing
he/she/it was decolonizing
we were decolonizing
you were decolonizing
they were decolonizing
Past Perfect
I had decolonized
you had decolonized
he/she/it had decolonized
we had decolonized
you had decolonized
they had decolonized
Future
I will decolonize
you will decolonize
he/she/it will decolonize
we will decolonize
you will decolonize
they will decolonize
Future Perfect
I will have decolonized
you will have decolonized
he/she/it will have decolonized
we will have decolonized
you will have decolonized
they will have decolonized
Future Continuous
I will be decolonizing
you will be decolonizing
he/she/it will be decolonizing
we will be decolonizing
you will be decolonizing
they will be decolonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decolonizing
you have been decolonizing
he/she/it has been decolonizing
we have been decolonizing
you have been decolonizing
they have been decolonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decolonizing
you will have been decolonizing
he/she/it will have been decolonizing
we will have been decolonizing
you will have been decolonizing
they will have been decolonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decolonizing
you had been decolonizing
he/she/it had been decolonizing
we had been decolonizing
you had been decolonizing
they had been decolonizing
Conditional
I would decolonize
you would decolonize
he/she/it would decolonize
we would decolonize
you would decolonize
they would decolonize
Past Conditional
I would have decolonized
you would have decolonized
he/she/it would have decolonized
we would have decolonized
you would have decolonized
they would have decolonized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decolonize - grant independence to (a former colony); "West Africa was decolonized in the early 1960's"
set free, liberate - grant freedom to; "The students liberated their slaves upon graduating from the university"
colonise, colonize - settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world; "Europeans colonized Africa in the 17th century"
Translations

decolonize

[diːˈkɒlənaɪz] VTdescolonizar

decolonize

vtentkolonisieren

decolonize

[diːˈkɒləˌnaɪz] vtdecolonizzare
References in periodicals archive ?
With various decolonising conversations around the world - from Rhodes Must Fall to Black Lives Matter - now is the time for the Commonwealth to consider decolonising its relationship to the former colonial ruler, Britain.
This can present a problem for the decolonising project, in that the unintended result is researcher subjectification and participant objedification.
Decolonising the Caribbean: Dutch Policies in a Comparative Perspective.
The Cold War spiralled immediately, out of its world war roots, into a planetary confrontation between ideologies super-fuelled by intricate propaganda systems in the Soviet and NATO spheres, animated by labyrinthine, Machiavellian struggles for influence over the decolonising 'Third World'.
3 THE PALESTINE NAKBA DECOLONISING HISTORY, NARRATING THE SUBALTERN, RECLAIMING MEMORY
The Palestine Nakba: Decolonising History, Narrating the Subaltern, Reclaiming Memory.
This reflective article considers the practice of reflexivity in an Indigenous context and discusses whether it enables the non-Indigenous researcher to contribute to the decolonising and reframing of research.
Aboard is the Marshal and his soldiers, who are in charge of decolonising the planet.
Decolonising the mind will probably be more efficiently achieved by a positive attitude than by negativism.
and "How can my work be part of a broader decolonising movement?
In Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature (1986), Ngugi argued for African-language literature as the only authentic voice for Africans.