destabilizes, destabilizing, destabilizedTo destabilize something such as a country or government means to create a situation which reduces its power or influence.
[V n] Their sole aim is to destabilize the Indian government.Derived words:destabilization [[t]diːste͟ɪb(ə)laɪze͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-UNCOUNT(in BRIT, also use destabilise)
He said that these events had provoked the destabilization of the country.
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destabilize — 1934 in a physical sense; earlier (1924) with reference to political systems, governments, nations, etc.; see DE (Cf. de ) + STABILIZE (Cf. stabilize). Related: Destabilized; destabilizing … Etymology dictionary
destabilize — (Amer.) v. make unsteady, make unstable; become unstable (also destabilise) … English contemporary dictionary
destabilize — (also destabilise) ► VERB ▪ upset the stability of. DERIVATIVES destabilization noun … English terms dictionary
destabilize — [dē stā′bə līz΄] vt. destabilized, destabilizing to upset the stability or equilibrium of; unbalance … English World dictionary
destabilize — UK [diːˈsteɪbəlaɪz] / US [dɪˈsteɪb(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms destabilize : present tense I/you/we/they destabilize he/she/it destabilizes present participle destabilizing past tense destabilized past participle destabilized to cause… … English dictionary
destabilize — destabilization, n. /dee stay beuh luyz /, v.t., destabilized, destabilizing. to make unstable; rid of stabilizing attributes: conflicts that tend to destabilize world peace. Also, esp. Brit., destabilise. [1930 35; DE + STABILIZE] * * * … Universalium
destabilize — verb Destabilize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑country, ↑economy, ↑government, ↑regime, ↑system … Collocations dictionary
destabilize — de|sta|bil|ize also destabilise BrE [di:ˈsteıbılaız] v [T] to make something such as a government or ↑economy become less successful or powerful, or less able to control events ▪ an attempt to destabilize the government >destabilization… … Dictionary of contemporary English
destabilize — also ise BrE verb (T) to make something less likely to remain politically successful: an attempt to destabilize the government destabilization noun (C) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
destabilize — transitive verb Date: 1924 1. to make unstable 2. to cause (as a government) to be incapable of functioning or surviving • destabilization noun … New Collegiate Dictionary