impēˈrialize or impēˈrialise transitive verb
To make imperial
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Main Entry:imperial

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  • impérialisé — impérialisé, ée [ɛ̃peʀjalize] adj. ÉTYM. Av. 1841, Chateaubriand; dér. sav. de impérial. ❖ ♦ Vx. Devenu partisan de l Empereur. REM. On trouve aussi la forme pron. s impérialiser, mais la forme active n est pas attestée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • imperialise — /ɪmˈpɪəriəlaɪz/ (say im pearreeuhluyz) verb (t) (imperialised, imperialising) 1. to cause to belong to an empire; rule according to imperial government. 2. to render imperial. Also, imperialize …   Australian English dictionary

  • impérial — impérial, iale, iaux [ ɛ̃perjal, jo ] adj. • XIIIe; emperial 1160; lat. imp. imperialis, de imperium → empire I ♦ 1 ♦ Qui appartient à un empereur, à son autorité, à ses États. Sa Majesté Impériale. Famille impériale. La garde impériale de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • imperialism — noun 1》 a policy of extending a country s power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means. 2》 chiefly historical rule by an emperor. Derivatives imperialist noun & adjective imperialistic adjective… …   English new terms dictionary

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