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
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    • ‘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.

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