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self–determination

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of self–determination

  1. 1 the act or power of making one's own choices or decisions <the United States officially recognizes 18 as the age at which someone is entitled to self-determination> Synonyms accord, autonomy, choice, self-determination, volition, willRelated Words election, preference, selection; bent, devices, disposition, inclination, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; alternative, discretion, option, pick, wayNear Antonyms coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, force, pressure

  2. 2 the state of being free from the control or power of another <rebels fighting for the territory's self-determination> Synonyms autonomy, independence, independency, liberty, self-determination, self-governance, self-government, sovereignty (also sovranty)Related Words emancipation, enfranchisement, liberation, manumission, releaseNear Antonyms captivity, enchainment, enslavement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment, subjugationAntonyms dependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom




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