Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Specifically, in recent and particularly in British and United States polities, one who favors the principles and practices of imperialism.
  • noun A subject or follower of an emperor; one who upholds the cause of an emperor or an empire; specifically, one of the partizans of the empire, or of the combatants for the imperial cause, as in the thirty years' war in Germany (1618–48).
  • noun One who favors imperial government, or government by an emperor; one who favors the establishment or maintenance of an empire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who serves an emperor; one who favors imperialism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to imperialism
  • noun An advocate of imperialism.

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

  • adjective of or relating to imperialism
  • noun a believer in imperialism

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Examples

  • And he was talking about trade, talking about what he calls the imperialist U.S., even saying that this is something that is -- absolutely should not happen, in his very bombastic way.

    CNN Transcript Nov 4, 2005

  • However, there are critics who say it stirs up "ugly nationalism" that has forced Australia into what they describe as "imperialist wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere".

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  • The agreement was signed during a visit by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who pledged to deepen ties with Iran and stand together against what he called the imperialist powers of the world.

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  • The agreement was signed during a visit by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who pledged to deepen ties with Iran and stand together against what he called the imperialist powers of the world.

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  • The first is the origins of the children's adventure story in imperialist expansion, and the second is racial drag.

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  • The first is the origins of the children's adventure story in imperialist expansion, and the second is racial drag.

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  • If the grammar was to teach declarative sentences, examples were sentences like “The American capitalist imperialist is unfair to the worker.”

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  • If the grammar was to teach declarative sentences, examples were sentences like “The American capitalist imperialist is unfair to the worker.”

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  • And if had an open-ended presence there and were never envisioning that Iraqis could take control of their own country, we would be rightly criticized for long-term imperialist ambitions.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2005

  • Having said that, we have no long-term imperialist ambitions, nor does the United States.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2005

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