Definition of destabilize in English:

destabilize

Line breaks: de|sta¦bil|ize
Pronunciation: /diːˈsteɪbɪlʌɪz
 
, -b(ə)l-/
(also destabilise)

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, impair, damage, subvert, sabotage, unsettle, upset, disrupt, wreck, ruin

Derivatives

destabilization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • The cost of the war fueled social discontent and ultimately led to a major economic crisis and the destabilization of capitalist governments throughout the world.
  • The US is the primary force within world capitalism for the destabilization of international economic, political and military relations.
  • They're vulnerable forms of government, as you know, because a parliamentary government is inherently subject to destabilization.

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