Definition of derecognize in English:

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Pronunciation: /diːˈrɛkəɡnʌɪz/

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(also derecognise)


[with object]
Withdraw recognition of (an organization or country): none of the agencies will be allowed to derecognize any of the trade unions
More example sentences
  • ‘We will not recognize or derecognize student organizations based upon their viewpoints,’ he told the Daily newspaper.
  • The council arrogantly believed ordinary staff would not respond to the strike call but they finally realised that we would not allow the council to derecognise our union.
  • That is because many recent recognition agreements were at companies that had previously derecognised the union, but where membership remained at relatively high levels.



Pronunciation: /ˌdiːrɛkəɡˈnɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Tension was also high following government derecognition of loyalist ceasefires.
  • The wave of victories was the sharpest edge of a revival of union organisation in the media after years of union derecognition which has led to low pay and poor working conditions across the industry.
  • Bosses see victory over the social workers as an important part in the derecognition process.

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