autonomize

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transitive verb au·ton·o·mize \ȯ-ˈtä-nə-ˌmīz\
variants: also British

autonomise

Definition of autonomize

autonomized

;

autonomizing

;

autonomizes

  1. :  to make (something) autonomous … over time some systems of rules become autonomized as legal systems. — Michael Kaern et al., Georg Simmell and Contemporary Sociology, 1990 … the present regime has deregulated and autonomized the financial institutions which is a hallmark towards economic revival. — Pakistan Newswire, 10 Apr. 2002

autonomization

also British

autonomisation

\ȯ-ˌtä-nə-mə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌmī-ˈzā-\ play noun The autonomization of the economy is a moral problem, as is the autonomization of morality. — Peter Koslowski, Ethics of Capitalism, 1996

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Origin and Etymology of autonomize

autonom(ous) + -ize (perhaps after French autonomiser)


First Known Use: 1871


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