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decolonize

or (especially British) decolonise

[dee-kol-uh-nahyz] /diˈkɒl əˌnaɪz/
verb (used with object), decolonized, decolonizing.
1.
to release from the status of a colony.
2.
to allow (a colony) to become self-governing or independent.
verb (used without object), decolonized, decolonizing.
3.
to free a colony to become self-governing or independent.
Origin of decolonize
Related forms
decolonization, noun
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decolonize

/diːˈkɒləˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to grant independence to (a colony)
Derived Forms
decolonization, decolonisation, noun
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