Definition of imperialist adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (also imperialistic adjective
    BrE BrE//ɪmˌpɪəriəˈlɪstɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪmˌpɪriəˈlɪstɪk//
    (usually disapproving)
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  1. 1connected with a sytem in which one country controls other countries, often after defeating them in a war an imperialist power imperialist ambitions
  2. 2(of a powerful country) increasing its influence over other countries through business, culture, etc. culturally imperialist attitudes

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