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desegregate

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verb de·seg·re·gate \(ˌ)dē-ˈse-gri-ˌgāt\

Simple Definition of desegregate

  • : to end a policy that keeps people of different races apart : to end a policy of segregation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of desegregate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to eliminate segregation in; specifically :  to free of any law, provision, or practice requiring isolation of the members of a particular race in separate units

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become desegregated

Examples of desegregate in a sentence

  1. efforts to desegregate the town's buses

  2. Eventually the city's schools desegregated.



1944

First Known Use of desegregate

1944

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DESEGREGATE Defined for Kids

desegregate

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verb de·seg·re·gate \dē-ˈse-gri-ˌgāt\

Definition of desegregate for Students

desegregateddesegregating

  1. :  to end by law the separation of members of different races <desegregate schools>




Law Dictionary

desegregate

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transitive verb de·seg·re·gate \dē-ˈse-grə-ˌgāt\

Legal Definition of desegregate

desegregateddesegregating

  1. :  to eliminate segregation in; specifically :  to free from any law, provision, or practice requiring isolation of the members of a particular race in separate units

  2. intransitive verb
  3. :  to become desegregated




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