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imperialismnoun [U]

uk   /ɪmˈpɪə.ri.ə.lɪ.zəm/ us   /ɪmˈpɪr.i.ə.lɪ.zəm/ often disapproving
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imperialismnoun [U]

us   /ɪmˈpɪər·i·əˌlɪz·əm/ usually disapproving
world history the attempt of one country to control another country, esp. by political and economic methods: France was accused of economic imperialism because of its trade policies.
imperialist
noun [C] us   /ɪmˈpɪər·i·ə·lɪst/
usually disapproving Roosevelt believed that he was a benevolent imperialist.
imperialistic
adjective /ɪmˌpɪər·i·əˈlɪs·tɪk/ also imperialist, /ɪmˈpɪər·i·ə·lɪst/
usually disapproving They denounced the war as an imperialistic exploitation of oppressed peoples.
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