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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
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