What does declassify mean?

Definitions for declassifydiˈklæs əˌfaɪ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word declassify.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. declassify(verb)

    lift the restriction on and make available again

    "reclassify the documents"


  1. declassify(Verb)

    to remove the classification from; to lift the restrictions on

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. declassify

    To cancel the security classification of an item of classified matter. Also called DECL. See also downgrade.

Editors Contribution

  1. declassify

    To change the status of an official document or information that has an official classification.

    The Government decided to declassify certain files that the public voted in a majority for access to them.

  2. declassify

    To make official documentation or information accessible to the public and available into the public domain.

    The role of government is to be transparent therefore they will need to declassify documents that the public request in order of priority and importance at some moment in time and where relevant.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of declassify in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of declassify in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley:

    If the White House is so concerned about this, they can tomorrow declassify those documents, clearly this is more about distracting.

  2. Chris Stewart:

    I think the quicker this type of information comes out, the better it is, if the President has information and he could declassify that without endangering national security, I would encourage him to do that.

  3. Eric Swalwell:

    I don't expect they will (declassify) because I think this is just more obstruction, if he has evidence that she committed a crime, he actually can show us what his evidence is. Right now he has a credibility problem because he's been proved wrong a lot. ... This seems nothing more than buying time and obstructionism.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    It's one thing if the President has a detailed and thoughtful conversation with the intelligence community about what to declassify, what to release to the public, but if, on the other hand, this was simply the President looking for an opportunity to attack his predecessor, and giving little thought to the consequences of what he might be disclosing, that is a big problem.

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