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

  • transitive v. To make provincial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To render provincial; to reduce or allot to provinces.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To render provincial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render provincial.


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  • We thought about it and came up with the idea that it was about time that I should de-provincialize myself -- grow up, reach out and try to write about the world.

    The Creators

  • This is true of all who refuse to allow Judaism to provincialize itself by applying for naturalization papers wherever it finds a habitat.

    The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915

  • The result of this policy has been to provincialize the State Democracy, and to nationalize the State Republicans.

    Republican Hand-Book North Carolina. Republican State Executive Committee 1906

  • This little planet could not provincialize such a man.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • For some years, moreover, the strange phenomenon has presented itself of the provincial towns being the prey of Parisian manufacturers, who reconstruct them and demolish their picturesque antiquity, in order to garnish their boulevards and fine mansions, while Paris, on the contrary, is directed and governed by provincials, who provincialize it just as the Parisian companies parisianize the provinces.

    His Excellency the Minister

  • To consider them apart from this, would be to localize a planetary phenomenon, and to provincialize a law of the universe.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • To consider them apart from this, would be to localize a planetary phenomenon, and to provincialize

    Medical Essays, 1842-1882

  • Yet there is something very telling about this crude attempt to "provincialize America," as Dipesh C. would say.



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