Definition of destabilize in English:

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destabilize

Pronunciation: /dēˈstābəˌlīz/

verb

[with object]
Upset the stability of; cause unrest in: the discovery of an affair can destabilize a relationship
More example sentences
  • The relationship has come to dominate British debates affecting domestic and foreign issues and has destabilized both Labour and Conservative parties.
  • We have a Presidency, an executive power, which cannot be destabilized by a parliamentary destabilization.
  • Nothing destabilizes paramilitaries more than democracy and the people having choice.
Synonyms
undermine, weaken, damage, subvert, sabotage, unsettle, upset, disrupt

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Syllabification: de·sta·bi·lize

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