Definition of hegemonize in English:

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Pronunciation: /hɪˈdʒɛmənʌɪz/
Pronunciation: /hɪˈɡɛmənʌɪz/
(also hegemonise)


[with object]
Subject (a population, region, process, etc.) to a dominant political or social power: globalization hegemonizes and controls the urban as well as rural poor Britain’s rulers were quite prepared to aim at hegemonizing the Americas [no object]: colonialism sought to hegemonize through a process of acculturation
More example sentences
  • Liberal persuasion is nothing but a distorted communication and acceptance of the views of those who have the power to hegemonize in the realm of knowledge/power.
  • What if the powerful countries where these corporations are based make use of the power of these corporations to hegemonize, to colonize by another name?
  • In a hegemonized social order, prevailing socioeconomic and political arrangements are widely viewed as just or tolerable; in effect, dissipating potential opposition.

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