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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
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This is stated, after considering the imperialistically scholarly governed epoch, to date which is at the current juncture, still continuously imposed by the Enlightenment (83) inspired Modernity (84).
officials explicitly acted imperialistically can provide a clear case of where national and imperialistic places converged and competed with one another.
It triggered the European designs of expansionism and stimulated them to imperialistically acquire overseas colonies and to accumulate more and more wealth to enhance state power.
It is in this context of Thailand both imperialistically consolidating its own territories and having constantly to negotiate its status as civilized and independent in the face of Western colonial encroachment--being both traditional and modern at the same time --that we can discern and understand the nature of the invented historical tradition for Muay Thai.
For some time, American presidents have assumed the prerogative to launch or enter wars unilaterally and imperialistically.
While it is certainly true that Froude imperialistically condemns the African Caribbean, his offending remark, which Naipaul uses as his epigraph, was originally made in relation to the alleged failure of European colonization of the West Indies (Froude 306).
That was soon after the fratricidal Iraq-Iran War to cripple the Irani Islami Revolution, and to divide the Muslim World, imperialistically, by the Western World.
Thus, the conference was significant in spurring anti-imperialist and anti-colonial struggle of the colonially subjugated and imperialistically plundered African and Asian people.
They in fact provide the basis for the two messages that underlie the regime's grip over its people: first, the claim that the Americans, rather than the South Koreans, are really calling the shots; and second, the claim, playing on popular fears, that an unprovoked, imperialistically motivated American attack could happen at any moment.
Asianist Owen Lattimore discerned such a troublesome view in his review of Alistair Lamb's apology for imperialist postures: "Decisions that had to be taken in recurring crises frequently demonstrated that a frontier may have to be pushed forward, not because an empire is imperialistically bent on further expansion, but because it is drawn in by the suction power of a frontier that perversely insists on 'behaving in its own way'" (Lattimore 505).
On the one hand, no group should imperialistically impose its vision of the good on others.