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de·seg·re·gate

 (dē-sĕg′rĭ-gāt′)
v. de·seg·re·gat·ed, de·seg·re·gat·ing, de·seg·re·gates
v.tr.
1. To abolish or eliminate segregation in.
2. To open (a school or workplace, for example) to members of all races or ethnic groups, especially by force of law.
v.intr.
To become open to members of all races or ethnic groups.

de·seg′re·ga′tion n.
de·seg′re·ga′tion·ist n.

desegregate

(diːˈsɛɡrɪˌɡeɪt)
vb
(Sociology) to end racial segregation in (a school or other public institution)
ˌdesegreˈgation n
ˌdesegreˈgationist n, adj

de•seg•re•gate

(diˈsɛg rɪˌgeɪt)

v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. v.t.
1. to eliminate racial or other segregation in: to desegregate schools.
v.i.
2. to eliminate racial or other segregation.
[1950–55]
de`seg•re•ga′tion, n.
de`seg•re•ga′tion•ist, n.

desegregate


Past participle: desegregated
Gerund: desegregating

Imperative
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Present
I desegregate
you desegregate
he/she/it desegregates
we desegregate
you desegregate
they desegregate
Preterite
I desegregated
you desegregated
he/she/it desegregated
we desegregated
you desegregated
they desegregated
Present Continuous
I am desegregating
you are desegregating
he/she/it is desegregating
we are desegregating
you are desegregating
they are desegregating
Present Perfect
I have desegregated
you have desegregated
he/she/it has desegregated
we have desegregated
you have desegregated
they have desegregated
Past Continuous
I was desegregating
you were desegregating
he/she/it was desegregating
we were desegregating
you were desegregating
they were desegregating
Past Perfect
I had desegregated
you had desegregated
he/she/it had desegregated
we had desegregated
you had desegregated
they had desegregated
Future
I will desegregate
you will desegregate
he/she/it will desegregate
we will desegregate
you will desegregate
they will desegregate
Future Perfect
I will have desegregated
you will have desegregated
he/she/it will have desegregated
we will have desegregated
you will have desegregated
they will have desegregated
Future Continuous
I will be desegregating
you will be desegregating
he/she/it will be desegregating
we will be desegregating
you will be desegregating
they will be desegregating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been desegregating
you have been desegregating
he/she/it has been desegregating
we have been desegregating
you have been desegregating
they have been desegregating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been desegregating
you will have been desegregating
he/she/it will have been desegregating
we will have been desegregating
you will have been desegregating
they will have been desegregating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been desegregating
you had been desegregating
he/she/it had been desegregating
we had been desegregating
you had been desegregating
they had been desegregating
Conditional
I would desegregate
you would desegregate
he/she/it would desegregate
we would desegregate
you would desegregate
they would desegregate
Past Conditional
I would have desegregated
you would have desegregated
he/she/it would have desegregated
we would have desegregated
you would have desegregated
they would have desegregated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desegregate - open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups; "This school is completely desegregated"
segregate - separate by race or religion; practice a policy of racial segregation; "This neighborhood is segregated"; "We don't segregate in this county"

desegregate

verb
To open to all people regardless of race:
Translations

desegregate

[diːˈsegrəgeɪt] VTabolir la segregación de

desegregate

[diːˈsɛgrɪgeɪt] vt (= integrate) [+ sport, schools, facilities] → supprimer la ségrégation raciale dans
The school system is not totally desegregated → Dans le système éducatif, la ségrégation raciale n'a pas été tout à fait abolie.

desegregate

vt schools, sportdesegregieren; desegregated schoolsgemischtrassige Schulen pl

desegregate

[diːˈsɛgrɪˌgeɪt] vtabolire la segregazione in
desegregated schools scuole in cui non vige la segregazione razziale
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