Definition of regime change in English:

regime change


  • The replacement of one administration or government by another, especially by means of military force.

    • ‘The resounding clear remit for this war was WMD, not for regime change or to impose democracy.’
    • ‘There is undoubtedly a desire among various elements of the US government to see regime change in Iran.’
    • ‘Preemption requires troops to march on an enemy capital and carry out regime change.’
    • ‘To adapt an old legal phrase, the man on the Lima omnibus is against war for regime change.’
    • ‘An occasional catalyst for regime change during the colonial era was the mass strike.’
    • ‘As for regime change, it is best viewed as a complement to diplomacy and deterrence.’
    • ‘Simply put, just as regimes come in many forms, so too do the tools of regime change.’
    • ‘These are voters ready to turn anger into action, to work for a regime change here at home.’
    • ‘That in itself is proliferation, and it is linked to the aggressive doctrine of regime change.’
    • ‘I think that's the heart of it, and with a policy of regime change, he's more or less said so.’
    • ‘The movie closes with an extended sequence where the new ruling class celebrates its empty regime change at a sumptuous ball.’
    • ‘Examines the role of regimes in an interdependent world, advancing four models to account for regime change.’
    • ‘On this level, France would have preferred no regime change and a lifting of sanctions to get back to business as usual.’
    • ‘This is not the first time that the people of Iraq have had a regime change.’
    • ‘The reasons for it are still headlines today - regime change and international terrorism.’
    • ‘Is that what he is saying, or is he saying he supports finishing the job and supports a regime change?’
    • ‘If you really want a regime change in Britain, you have to act, to confront the police and authorities.’
    • ‘Others argue that the process is inherently flawed and that disarmament by regime change is the only realistic way forward.’
    • ‘If the goal of our leaders continues to be regime change, then let regime change begin at home.’
    • ‘This has not been a good year for regime change, pre-emptive war and unilateral intervention.’


regime change

/reɪˈʒiːm ˌtʃeɪndʒ/