Definition of Balkanize

1. Verb. Divide a territory into small, hostile states.

Exact synonyms: Balkanise
Generic synonyms: Carve Up, Dissever, Divide, Separate, Split, Split Up



Definition of Balkanize

1. Verb. To break up into small, mutually hostile political units. ¹

2. Verb. (alternative capitalization of Balkanize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Balkanize

1. [v -NIZED, -NIZING, -NIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balkanize

Balkan Romani
Balkan Wars
Balkan beam
Balkan country
Balkan frame
Balkan nation
Balkan splint
Balkan state
Balkanic
Balkanisation
Balkanise
Balkanised
Balkanises
Balkanising
Balkanization
Balkanize
Balkanized
Balkanizes
Balkanizing
Balkans
Balkar
Balkars
Ball's operation
Ballance's sign
Ballardian
Ballistic Missile Defense Organization
Ballistite
Ballota
Ballota nigra

Literary usage of Balkanize

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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"'We realize that you were right and that capitalism, as we know it, has failed; that it was fatal to balkanize Europe when we might have made it a ..."

2. Treaty of Peace with Germany by Germany (1918- ), Germany (1918- ) Treaties, etc. 1918-, Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920), United States Congress Senate, Germany, etc. 1918 Treaties, June 28 Treaty with Germany, 1919 (1919)
"... though some would fain make It into a Croatian pond and balkanize all its shores. Not that Italy should not come to an amicable understanding with the ..."

3. A Brief History of the Great War by Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (1920)
"Merely to add ten or a dozen new national states to forty or fifty already existing, merely to "balkanize" Central Europe, would render confusion worse ..."

4. The Russian Pendulum: Autocracy by Arthur Bullard (1919)
"It would balkanize Russia. But there would be losses more immediate and appalling than any gains. Most Russians of all factions would deeply regret the ..."

5. Why Italy Entered Into the Great War, by Luigi Carnovale by Luigi Carnovale (1917)
"At the side of the adversary, who with the all-powerful aid of banks and of the State invades our regions to violate and "balkanize" us, there are internal ..."

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