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de·trib·al·ize

 (dē-trī′bə-līz′)
tr.v. de·trib·al·ized, de·trib·al·iz·ing, de·trib·al·iz·es
To cause to lose tribal membership and customs.

de·trib′al·i·za′tion (-trī′bə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

detribalize

(diːˈtraɪbəˌlaɪz) or

detribalise

vb (tr)
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) to cause (members of a tribe) to lose their characteristic customs or social, religious, or other organizational features
2. (Anthropology & Ethnology) to cause (tribal people) to adopt urban ways of life
deˌtribaliˈzation, deˌtribaliˈsation n

de•trib•al•ize

(diˈtraɪ bəˌlaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to cause to lose tribal allegiances.
[1915–20]
de•trib`al•i•za′tion, n.

detribalize


Past participle: detribalized
Gerund: detribalizing

Imperative
detribalize
detribalize
Present
I detribalize
you detribalize
he/she/it detribalizes
we detribalize
you detribalize
they detribalize
Preterite
I detribalized
you detribalized
he/she/it detribalized
we detribalized
you detribalized
they detribalized
Present Continuous
I am detribalizing
you are detribalizing
he/she/it is detribalizing
we are detribalizing
you are detribalizing
they are detribalizing
Present Perfect
I have detribalized
you have detribalized
he/she/it has detribalized
we have detribalized
you have detribalized
they have detribalized
Past Continuous
I was detribalizing
you were detribalizing
he/she/it was detribalizing
we were detribalizing
you were detribalizing
they were detribalizing
Past Perfect
I had detribalized
you had detribalized
he/she/it had detribalized
we had detribalized
you had detribalized
they had detribalized
Future
I will detribalize
you will detribalize
he/she/it will detribalize
we will detribalize
you will detribalize
they will detribalize
Future Perfect
I will have detribalized
you will have detribalized
he/she/it will have detribalized
we will have detribalized
you will have detribalized
they will have detribalized
Future Continuous
I will be detribalizing
you will be detribalizing
he/she/it will be detribalizing
we will be detribalizing
you will be detribalizing
they will be detribalizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been detribalizing
you have been detribalizing
he/she/it has been detribalizing
we have been detribalizing
you have been detribalizing
they have been detribalizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been detribalizing
you will have been detribalizing
he/she/it will have been detribalizing
we will have been detribalizing
you will have been detribalizing
they will have been detribalizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been detribalizing
you had been detribalizing
he/she/it had been detribalizing
we had been detribalizing
you had been detribalizing
they had been detribalizing
Conditional
I would detribalize
you would detribalize
he/she/it would detribalize
we would detribalize
you would detribalize
they would detribalize
Past Conditional
I would have detribalized
you would have detribalized
he/she/it would have detribalized
we would have detribalized
you would have detribalized
they would have detribalized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.detribalize - cause members of a tribe to lose their cultural identity
acculturate - assimilate culturally
Translations

detribalize

vtdie Stammesstruktur auflösen in (+dat); as Africa becomes increasingly detribalizedmit dem zunehmenden Verfall der Stammesstruktur in Afrika
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