Definition of imperialize in English:


Line breaks: im¦peri¦al|ize
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈpɪərɪəlʌɪz
(also imperialise)


[with object] (usually as adjective imperialized)
Subject to imperial rule or influence: people of an imperialized culture
More example sentences
  • ‘They have imperialised our subconscious,’ says a character.
  • He journeys into a past it has been convenient for imperializing Europe to deny.
  • However, contacts with continental Europe, and areas that had been imperialised closer to home, meant that native rulers could take on aspects of centralisation if they wanted to.

Definition of imperialize in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day noisome
Pronunciation: ˈnɔɪs(ə)m
having an extremely offensive smell