de·​na·​zi·​fy | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈnät-si-ˌfī How to pronounce denazify (audio) , -ˈnat- \
denazified; denazifying

Definition of denazify

transitive verb

: to rid of Nazism and its influence

Other Words from denazify

denazification \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌnät-​si-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce denazify (audio) , -​ˌnat-​ \ noun

Examples of denazify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov drew new attention to those tensions when he was asked in an Italian television interview how Russia could claim to denazify Ukraine when Mr. Zelensky is himself Jewish. David S. Cloud, WSJ, 2 May 2022 Putin initially sought to justify the invasion by saying his troops planned to ‘denazify’ the country, a claim that experts say is part of the Kremlin’s disinformation campaign surrounding the war. Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2022 Captain Nowalsky, an American lawyer charged with denazifying Berlin, had also established the only Jewish orphanage in Berlin. Keren Blankfeld, New York Times, 7 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of denazify

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Denazify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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