declassify

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verb de·clas·si·fy \(ˌ)dē-ˈkla-sə-ˌfī\

Definition of declassify

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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.

1945

First Known Use of declassify

1945


DECLASSIFY Defined for English Language Learners

declassify

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verb de·clas·si·fy \(ˌ)dē-ˈkla-sə-ˌfī\

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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