autonomize

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

Definition of autonomize

autonomized; autonomizing; autonomizes
: to make (something) autonomous
  • … over time some systems of rules become autonomized as legal systems.
  • —Michael Kaern et al.Georg Simmell and Contemporary Sociology1990
  • … the present regime has deregulated and autonomized the financial institutions which is a hallmark towards economic revival.
  • Pakistan Newswire10 Apr. 2002

autonomization

also British autonomisation play \ȯ-ˌtä-nə-mə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌmī-ˈzā-\ noun
    • The autonomization of the economy is a moral problem, as is the autonomization of morality.
    • —Peter KoslowskiEthics of Capitalism1996

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Origin and Etymology of autonomize

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


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