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destabilize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Politics
destabilizede‧sta‧bil‧ize (also destabilise British English) /diːˈsteɪbəlaɪz/ verb [transitive]  PPto make something such as a government or economy become less successful or powerful, or less able to control events an attempt to destabilize the governmentdestabilization /diːˌsteɪbəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -lə-/ noun [uncountable]
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destabilizeBoth policies, monetarists argue, involve considerable time lags, which can make them destabilizing.The train wreck destabilized a gas pipeline that later exploded.Apparently the CIA acted to destabilize Communist governments.It could be the most destabilizing element imaginable, and it appeared to be a possibility in any number of countries.And it can easily be so strong it will actually destabilize income.These in turn can destabilize living organisms, damaging their cell structure.Among other things, he alleged that MI5 had tried to destabilize the Wilson governments.
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Verb table
destabilize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydestabilize
he, she, itdestabilizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydestabilized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave destabilized
he, she, ithas destabilized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad destabilized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill destabilize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have destabilized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam destabilizing
he, she, itis destabilizing
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you, we, theyare destabilizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas destabilizing
you, we, theywere destabilizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been destabilizing
he, she, ithas been destabilizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been destabilizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be destabilizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been destabilizing
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