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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.
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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
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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.
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imperialism

A policy of gaining power over other nations by seizing their territory or dominating their economies.
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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"
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Translations
إسْتِعْمار
imperialismus
imperialisme
imperijalizam
imperializmus
heimsvaldastefnaimperíalismi
imperialismus
imperializmus
imperialism
emperyalizmsömürgecilik

imperialism

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəlɪzəm] Nimperialismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

imperialism

[ɪmˈpɪəriəlɪzəm] nimpérialisme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

imperialism

nImperialismus m (often pej), → Weltmachtpolitik f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

imperialism

[ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzm] nimperialismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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Moreover, with the end of the age of imperialism and a host of former colonies granted independence, it was necessary for the European states to engage with these states in a horizontal and non-hierarchical manner that guaranteed recognition and respected their sovereignty.
The age of imperialism and empire building, the Industrial Revolution, the beginnings of modern democracy: All that is history for us, and it ends with the end of the Second World War, or for Indians (even if we were born a decade or so later), the day the country won independence from British rule.
In contrast to the "age of imperialism, the boom in SEZs that began in the 1970s was initiated and firmly controlled by developing-world states, not by rapacious Western imperialists" (James and Leake, 240).
After he retired he published a book about his grandfather, In Search of Willie Patterson: a Scottish Soldier in the Age of Imperialism and his novel The Panopticon.
The age of imperialism also shaped folklore studies.
Anderson has done a magnificent job, painting Lawrence as a lost soul in the age of imperialism, victim of his own vanity.
Vice President Ansari said the misfortunes visited on Arab lands since the 19th century was in good measure a result of their proximity to Europe in the age of imperialism.
In essence, Marcher functions as an embodiment of the Empire in the story and his image an epitome of Englishness during the age of Imperialism.
Perales represented a generation of Mexican origin intellectuals who found themselves born into the age of imperialism. This generation was born just sixty years after the Texas Revolt and just fifty years after the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo-but the essays are silent on these circumstances.
"Hangover of the age of imperialism that gripped the world in its claws almost two centuries ago, continues to haunt us," he lamented.
Gillani said that we are still living in the age of imperialism; it is still a practice by the PM house to award envelops of development fund to the visitors.