Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To free (a colony) from dependent status.

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  • v. to release from the status of colony
  • v. to allow a colony to become independent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to release one's colonies and free them to become independednt nations; -- of nations.
  • transitive v. to grant independence to (a former colony).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. grant independence to (a former colony)

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Examples

  • As one pure-bred Marxist at the public university described it to me, Bolivia has to "decolonize" from the imperialist powers.

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  • The new constitution seeks to give the central government greater control over natural resources and "decolonize" the country by redistributing wealth and recognizing new rights for Bolivia's majority indigenous population.

    Bolivians Projected to Approve New Constitution

  • Morales built his campaign on promises to nationalize natural resources and "decolonize" the economy, code words for rolling back the rules of gringo-sponsored capitalism.

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  • An official vote count will be announced Feb. Morales says the charter would "decolonize" Bolivia by championing indigenous values lost since the Spanish conquest.

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  • Bolivia's first Indian president says the charter will "decolonize" South America's poorest country, undoing the influence of its Spanish conquerers.

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  • In the absence of an effective S aureus vaccine, many clinicians recommend various topical, intranasal, or systemic antimicrobial agents for patients with recurrent MRSA skin infections in an effort to "decolonize" them of MRSA.

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  • Bolivia's first Indian president, Morales says the charter will "decolonize" South America's poorest country by recovering indigenous values lost under centuries of oppression dating back to the Spanish conquest.

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  • Bolivia's first Indian president, Evo Morales (EH '-- voh mohr-AHL'-ays), says the charter will "decolonize" South America's poorest country by recovering indigenous values lost under centuries of oppression dating back to the Spanish conquest.

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  • "decolonize" South America's poorest country by recovering indigenous values lost since the Spanish conquest.

    - Latest Popular Stories, Instablogs Community

  • Doing anti-racist work is difficult enough without also expecting us to decolonize white minds that they can become better allies in the struggle against systemic racialized oppression.

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