depoliticize

verb
de·po·lit·i·cize | \ˌdē-pə-ˈli-tə-ˌsīz \

Definition of depoliticize 

transitive verb

: to remove the political character of : take out of the realm of politics depoliticize foreign aid

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Other Words from depoliticize

depoliticization \ˌdē-pə-ˌli-tə-sə-ˈzä-shən \ noun

Examples of depoliticize in a Sentence

She says we need to depoliticize the process by which judges are chosen. The humanitarian aid groups want to see foreign aid depoliticized.

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Some experts say the only way to achieve real reform is to depoliticize the health-care issue altogether. Jenny Gross, WSJ, "U.K.’s National Health Service Is in Trouble," 22 Apr. 2018 Randall and Welser insist that their goal is to help depoliticize science, by pushing for more objective, reliable research. Michael Schulson, WIRED, "Science's "Reproducibility Crisis" Is Being Used as Political Ammunition," 20 Apr. 2018 The move was made in an attempt to depoliticize the BZA. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "University Heights committee to discuss upgrading city hall, and building a new one," 17 Jan. 2018 Diplomats supporting the resolution said holding the vote in advance of the report was meant to depoliticize the issue and renew the council’s mandate as a technical rollover move. Farnaz Fassihi, WSJ, "Russia Casts Cloud Over Future of Chemical Arms Probe in Syria," 24 Oct. 2017 That has its roots in the historical Progressive era, when there was an attempt to depoliticize education and leave it more in the hands of professional educators, McGuinn says. Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, The Christian Science Monitor, "Racial gaps in education: How much do voters care?," 6 Oct. 2017 In the wake of the scandal, the governors announced wide-ranging reforms meant to depoliticize decision-making at the agency. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Cuomo, Christie Set to Again Divvy Up Port Authority’s Leadership," 31 July 2017 While Josh has sought to depoliticize his businesses, his older brother remains an influence. vanityfair.com, "The Real Estate Start-Up Jared Kushner Co-Founded Is Now Worth $800 Million," 7 June 2017 When Zuckerberg tried to depoliticize Facebook’s news feed last year, by replacing its human editorial team with an algorithm, Facebook only endured more criticism as hoax and fake political news stories filled up users’ feeds. Maya Kosoff, The Hive, "Man of the People Mark Zuckerberg Sues to Keep Native Hawaiians Off His Kauai Estate," 19 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of depoliticize

1937, in the meaning defined above

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depoliticize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of depoliticize

: to change (something) so that it is no longer influenced or controlled by politics

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