Definition of Imperialism

1. Noun. A policy of extending your rule over foreign countries.

Generic synonyms: Foreign Policy
Specialized synonyms: Manifest Destiny
Derivative terms: Imperialist, Imperialistic



2. Noun. A political orientation that advocates imperial interests.

3. Noun. Any instance of aggressive extension of authority.
Generic synonyms: Control
Derivative terms: Imperialistic

Definition of Imperialism

1. n. The power or character of an emperor; imperial authority; the spirit of empire.

2. n. The policy, practice, or advocacy of seeking, or acquiescing in, the extension of the control, dominion, or empire of a nation, as by the acquirement of new, esp. distant, territory or dependencies, or by the closer union of parts more or less independent of each other for operations of war, copyright, internal commerce, etc.

Definition of Imperialism

1. Noun. The policy of forcefully extending a nation's authority by territorial gain or by the establishment of economic and political dominance over other nations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imperialism

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Literary usage of Imperialism

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1. Untersuchungen über künstliche Parthenogenese und das Wesen des by Victor Bérard, Herbert William Foskett, Auguste Comte, John Henry Bridges, Frederic Harrison, Edward Spencer Beesly, Richard Congreve, Henry Dix Hutton, Jacques Loeb, Ernst Schwalbe (1906)
"imperialism. CHAPTER I. " I have to propose to you the toast of the evening, ... For a time it was quite a moot point whether imperialism exercised any real ..."

2. Medieval and Modern Times: An Introduction to the History of Western Europe by James Harvey Robinson (1916)
"Sometimes this imperialism takes the form of outright annexation, ... Sometimes imperialism goes no farther than the securing of concessions in undeveloped ..."

3. The Twentieth Century by Caroline Farrar Ware (1908)
"THE TRUE imperialism THE following address was delivered by me, ... I do not thereby suggest that there is a false imperialism, though it may be that ..."

4. Race Life of the Aryan Peoples by Joseph Pomeroy Widney (1907)
"XV imperialism YET there are men, honest, sincere men, and true lovers of ... And this is the lesson—That imperialism is not necessarily in itself harmful. ..."

5. An Introduction to the English Historians by Charles Austin Beard (1906)
"PART IX THE EMPIRE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY CHAPTER I THE ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF imperialism IN every European country domestic politics is complicated by ..."

6. Why War by Frederic Clemson Howe (1916)
"CHAPTER VI FINANCIAL imperialism THIS conversion of-the old feudal landowner into an ... And this merger marks the beginning of the new imperialism, ..."

7. An Introduction to the English Historians by Charles Austin Beard (1906)
"PART IX THE EMPIRE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY CHAPTER I THE ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF imperialism IN every European country domestic politics w complicated by ..."

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