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A.Word.A.Day--derecognize

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derecognize (dee-REK-uhg-nyze) verb tr.

To rescind formal, especially diplomatic recognition of.

"In early 1996, China invited South Africa's Foreign Minister Alfred Nzo to Beijing in an effort to persuade South Africa to recognize China and derecognize Taiwan." Payne, Richard J., Veney, Cassandra R., China's post-cold war African policy, Asian Survey, Sep 1998.

This week's theme: words about diplomacy.

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It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. -Bertrand Russell

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