destabilize destabilize  /dɪs ˈteɪ bə ˌlaɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) become unstable
  2. (v) make unstable

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Usage(s):

  1. The Bush Administration says Chvez is trying to use that wherewithal to destabilize the region, as Castro tried to do in the '60s.
  2. It is because the war in Afghanistan threatens to destabilize an entire region that it has become America's biggest foreign policy challenge.
  3. What's more, since one family member disabled by the disorder can destabilize an entire household, a single diagnosed case can mean several collateral victims.

News

  1. Erdogan: Turkey, Brazil hit by same conspiracy - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has blamed a wave of anti-government protests in Turkey on a foreign-led plot to destabilize his government, suggested Saturday that protest-hit Brazil was the victim of the same alleged conspiracy.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  2. Erdogan: Turkey, Brazil hit by same conspiracy

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has blamed a wave of anti-government protests in Turkey on a foreign-led plot to destabilize his government, suggested Saturday that protest-hit Brazil was the victim of the same alleged conspiracy.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Time For ECB To Agree A New Plan For Cyprus

    After dominating global headlines in March, developments in Cyprus have received little attention of late. The situation there, however, remains extremely serious and still has the potential to destabilize the euro area. Last week, the Cypriot President, Nicos Anastasiades sent a detailed letter to the EU institutions (Commission, Council, ECB) and the IMF detailing a number of problems with the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "My aim was never to destabilize the French team, an institution I respect. I accept my exclusion from the France team and I wish them good luck," Anelka said. "I have a lot of respect for the France team, I equally have a lot of respect for...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Nicolas Anelka Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Makhmur is an open, peaceful area, and al-Qaida is trying to destabilize it by causing fighting between Arabs and Kurds," said Qassim Amin, who son and daughter - who both work for the party - were injured.
    on May 12, 2007 By: Abd al-Karim Qasim Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I think that will just encourage those who want to completely destabilize and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and a victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for an Obama victory," Howard said on Nine Network television. "If I were...
    on Feb 10, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Washington Post

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