declassify 1865, originally a term in logic; with reference to state secrets, 1946; from DE- (Cf. de-) + CLASSIFY (Cf. classify). Related: Declassification; declassified; declassifying.

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  • declassify — v. to lift the restriction on publication [of documents] by reducing or eliminating the secrecy classification of. Note: usually applied to government documents classified as secret Syn: make available again. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declassify — [v] open to the public display, exhibit, make available, make public, publicize, show; concept 261 …   New thesaurus

  • declassify — ► VERB (declassifies, declassified) ▪ officially declare (information or documents) to be no longer secret. DERIVATIVES declassification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • declassify — ☆ declassify [dē klas′ə fī΄, dē′klas′ə fī΄] vt. declassified, declassifying to remove (governmental documents, reports, etc.) from secret or restricted classifications declassification n …   English World dictionary

  • declassify — transitive verb Date: 1945 to remove or reduce the security classification of < declassify a secret document > • declassification noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • declassify — verb Declassify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑document …   Collocations dictionary

  • declassify — išslaptinti statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Panaikinti įslaptintos medžiagos saugumo klasifikaciją. atitikmenys: angl. declassify pranc. déclassifier ryšiai: dar žiūrėk – sumažinti slaptumą …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • declassify — To cancel the security classification of an item of classified matter. Also called DECL. See also downgrade …   Military dictionary

  • declassify — declassifiable, adj. declassification /dee klas euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. /dee klas euh fuy /, v.t., declassified, declassifying. to remove the classification from (information, a document, etc.) that restricts access in terms of secrecy,… …   Universalium

  • declassify — verb to remove the classification from; to lift the restrictions on …   Wiktionary

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