Definition of destabilize in English:

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Pronunciation: /diːˈsteɪb(ə)lʌɪz/
(also destabilise)


[with object]
Upset the stability of (a region or system); cause unrest or instability in: the accused were charged with conspiracy to destabilize the country the discovery of an affair can destabilize a relationship (as adjective destabilizing) a destabilizing effect on the stock market
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  • 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.
undermine, weaken, impair, damage, subvert, sabotage, unsettle, upset, disrupt, wreck, ruin

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