[ dee-klas-uh-fahy ]
/ diˈklæs əˌfaɪ /
verb (used with object), de·clas·si·fied, de·clas·si·fy·ing.
to remove the classification from (information, a document, etc.) that restricts access in terms of secrecy, confidentiality, etc.Compare classification (def. 5).
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OTHER WORDS FROM declassifyde·clas·si·fi·a·ble, adjectivede·clas·si·fi·ca·tion [dee-klas-uh-fi-key-shuhn], /diˌklæs ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for declassify
These experts lobbied to declassify many more than the handful that have thus far been released.‘Over My Dead Body’: Spies Fight Obama Push to Downsize Terror War|Eli Lake|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Let us take the former vice president up on his demand for documents and declassify them all.
British Dictionary definitions for declassify
/ (diːˈklæsɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to release (a document or information) from the security list
Derived forms of declassifydeclassifiable, adjectivedeclassification, noun
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