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desegregate

Syllabification: de·seg·re·gate
Pronunciation: /dēˈseɡrəˌɡāt
 
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Definition of desegregate in English:

verb

[with object]
End a policy of racial segregation in: actions to desegregate schools
More example sentences
  • We must ensure that where desegregated schools exist, segregation within the school does not minimize interracial exposure.
  • They felt that African Americans, by going to desegregated schools would face segregation within those schools and suffer accordingly.
  • He was the first President to desegregate the U.S. Army, the military, and the first President to put forth the Civil Rights Act.

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