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de·sta·bi·lize

 (dē-stā′bə-līz′)
tr.v. de·sta·bi·lized, de·sta·bi·liz·ing, de·sta·bi·liz·es
1. To upset the stability or smooth functioning of: a policy that threatens to destabilize the economy; a new weapon that threatens to destabilize nuclear deterrence.
2. To undermine the power of (a government or leader) by subversive or terrorist acts.

de·sta′bi·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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destabilize

(diːˈsteɪbɪˌlaɪz) or

destabilise

vb
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to undermine or subvert (a government, economy, etc) so as to cause unrest or collapse
2. (Economics) (tr) to undermine or subvert (a government, economy, etc) so as to cause unrest or collapse
ˌdestabiliˈzation, ˌdestabiliˈsation n
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de•sta•bi•lize

(diˈsteɪ bəˌlaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
to make (a government, economy, etc.) unstable; rid of stabilizing attributes.
[1930–35]
de•sta`bi•li•za′tion, n.
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destabilize


Past participle: destabilized
Gerund: destabilizing

Imperative
destabilize
destabilize
Present
I destabilize
you destabilize
he/she/it destabilizes
we destabilize
you destabilize
they destabilize
Preterite
I destabilized
you destabilized
he/she/it destabilized
we destabilized
you destabilized
they destabilized
Present Continuous
I am destabilizing
you are destabilizing
he/she/it is destabilizing
we are destabilizing
you are destabilizing
they are destabilizing
Present Perfect
I have destabilized
you have destabilized
he/she/it has destabilized
we have destabilized
you have destabilized
they have destabilized
Past Continuous
I was destabilizing
you were destabilizing
he/she/it was destabilizing
we were destabilizing
you were destabilizing
they were destabilizing
Past Perfect
I had destabilized
you had destabilized
he/she/it had destabilized
we had destabilized
you had destabilized
they had destabilized
Future
I will destabilize
you will destabilize
he/she/it will destabilize
we will destabilize
you will destabilize
they will destabilize
Future Perfect
I will have destabilized
you will have destabilized
he/she/it will have destabilized
we will have destabilized
you will have destabilized
they will have destabilized
Future Continuous
I will be destabilizing
you will be destabilizing
he/she/it will be destabilizing
we will be destabilizing
you will be destabilizing
they will be destabilizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been destabilizing
you have been destabilizing
he/she/it has been destabilizing
we have been destabilizing
you have been destabilizing
they have been destabilizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been destabilizing
you will have been destabilizing
he/she/it will have been destabilizing
we will have been destabilizing
you will have been destabilizing
they will have been destabilizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been destabilizing
you had been destabilizing
he/she/it had been destabilizing
we had been destabilizing
you had been destabilizing
they had been destabilizing
Conditional
I would destabilize
you would destabilize
he/she/it would destabilize
we would destabilize
you would destabilize
they would destabilize
Past Conditional
I would have destabilized
you would have destabilized
he/she/it would have destabilized
we would have destabilized
you would have destabilized
they would have destabilized
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.destabilize - become unstable; "The economy destabilized rapidly"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
stabilise, stabilize - become stable or more stable; "The economy stabilized"
2.destabilize - make unstable; "Terrorism destabilized the government"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
stabilize, stabilise - make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium; "The drug stabilized her blood pressure"; "stabilize prices"
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destabilize

verb undermine, damage, disable, weaken, sabotage, impair, subvert, disempower Their sole aim is to destabilize the government.
sustain, strengthen, reinforce, fortify, stabilize, shore up, buttress
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Translations

destabilize

[diːˈsteɪbɪlaɪz] VTdesestabilizar
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destabilize

[diːˈsteɪbəlaɪz] destabilise (British) vt [+ country, government] → déstabiliser
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destabilize

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destabilize

[diːˈsteɪbɪˌlaɪz] vt (regime) → destabilizzare
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