declassify

verb de·clas·si·fy \ (ˌ)dē-ˈkla-sə-ˌfī \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of declassify

transitive verb
:to remove or reduce the security classification of
  • declassify a secret document

declassification

play \(ˌ)dē-ˌkla-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of declassify in a Sentence

  1. The government has not yet declassified that information.

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First Known Use of declassify

1945


DECLASSIFY Defined for English Language Learners

declassify

verb

Definition of declassify for English Language Learners

  • : to allow the public to see or learn about (something that has been a secret)


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