Definition of desegregate in English:

desegregate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • End a policy of racial segregation in.

    ‘actions to desegregate schools’
    • ‘Indeed, the 1955 instruction in the second judgment to desegregate the public schools with ‘all deliberate speed’ remains the classic example of non-compliance.’
    • ‘In 1948, Harry Truman desegregated the American military.’
    • ‘But have we really desegregated ourselves along color lines as a society?’
    • ‘He was the first President to desegregate the U.S. Army, the military, and the first President to put forth the Civil Rights Act.’
    • ‘We must ensure that where desegregated schools exist, segregation within the school does not minimize interracial exposure.’
    • ‘Clearly the struggle for civil rights continues and desegregated schools are an important achievement that must be preserved, but school desegregation is not a panacea.’
    • ‘They desegregated a rural area where the people were poor farmers and they knew there would be no opposition.’
    • ‘The protest forced the bus companies to desegregate the buses.’
    • ‘The Massachusetts legislature outlawed racial segregation in 1855, but the battle to desegregate schools remained a daunting one for Blacks in many parts of the country, particularly the South.’
    • ‘The court also stipulated that the districts could be released from court ordered desegregation if the students and faculty were desegregated and the district met other desegregation requirements.’
    • ‘For more than two decades, the branch has worked on desegregating the city's public school system to increase opportunities for minority students to attend suburban schools.’
    • ‘Our California plants were desegregated in the 1940s.’
    • ‘No suit could have the impact that desegregating a school district would produce.’
    • ‘Thus, the Court sent the school desegregation cases back to the federal district courts with directions to desegregate the schools ‘with all deliberate speed.’’
    • ‘One of the last cities in the country to desegregate its elementary schools, today it is almost 40% black and Hispanic.’
    • ‘The remedy for the situation was not to enhance segregated facilities, but to desegregate the facilities.’
    • ‘Over the last 25 to 30 years a number of traditionally male-only schools within the Caribbean have become desegregated by becoming coeducational.’
    • ‘They felt that African Americans, by going to desegregated schools would face segregation within those schools and suffer accordingly.’
    • ‘Federal courts had to force states to desegregate their school systems and improve brutal prison conditions, for example.’
    • ‘‘Academic adjustments and reasonable modifications’ and the provision of ‘auxiliary aides and services’ are important tools for desegregating institutions and extending equal educational opportunity to the disability community.’
    combine, amalgamate, merge, unite, join, fuse, blend, mingle, coalesce, consolidate, meld, intermingle, mix, intermix, incorporate, affiliate, unify, assimilate, homogenize, harmonize, mesh
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Pronunciation

desegregate

/diːˈsɛɡrɪɡeɪt/