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im·pe·ri·al·ism

 (ĭm-pîr′ē-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The extension of a nation's authority by territorial acquisition or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations.
2. A political doctrine or system promoting such extension of authority.

im·pe′ri·al·ist adj. & n.
im·pe′ri·al·is′tic adj.
im·pe′ri·al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

imperialism

(ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the policy or practice of extending a state's rule over other territories
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an instance or policy of aggressive behaviour by one state against another
3. the extension or attempted extension of authority, influence, power, etc, by any person, country, institution, etc: cultural imperialism.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system of imperial government or rule by an emperor
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the spirit, character, authority, etc, of an empire
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) advocacy of or support for any form of imperialism
imˈperialist adj, n
imˌperialˈistic adj
imˌperialˈistically adv

im•pe•ri•al•ism

(ɪmˈpɪər i əˌlɪz əm)

n.
1. the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.
2. advocacy of imperial interests.
3. an imperial system of government.
[1855–60]
im•pe′ri•al•ist, n., adj.
im•pe`ri•al•is′tic, adj.
im•pe`ri•al•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

imperialism

A policy of gaining power over other nations by seizing their territory or dominating their economies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imperialism - a policy of extending your rule over foreign countriesimperialism - a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
manifest destiny - a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable (as if granted by God)
2.imperialism - a political orientation that advocates imperial interests
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
3.imperialism - any instance of aggressive extension of authority
control - the activity of managing or exerting control over something; "the control of the mob by the police was admirable"
Translations
إسْتِعْمار
imperialismus
imperialisme
imperijalizam
imperializmus
heimsvaldastefnaimperíalismi
imperialismus
imperializmus
imperialism
emperyalizmsömürgecilik

imperialism

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəlɪzəm] Nimperialismo m

imperialism

[ɪmˈpɪəriəlɪzəm] nimpérialisme m

imperialism

nImperialismus m (often pej), → Weltmachtpolitik f

imperialism

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzm] nimperialismo

imperial

(imˈpiəriəl) adjective
of an empire or an emperor. the imperial crown.
imˈperialism noun
(belief in) the policy of having or extending control over the territory of other nations.
imˈperialist noun, adjective
References in classic literature ?
But mechanical invention had gone faster than intellectual and social organisation, and the world, with its silly old flags, its silly unmeaning tradition of nationality, its cheap newspapers and cheaper passions and imperialisms, its base commercial motives and habitual insincerities and vulgarities, its race lies and conflicts, was taken by surprise.