She had a fierce independence of spirit.

complete, full, total

The council's relative independence of the government means it can negotiate its own agreements.

genuine, real, true

I didn't appreciate my new-found independence, but instead felt lonely.

local, national
economic, editorial, financial, intellectual, journalistic, judicial, operational (esp. BrE), personal, political, professional

the operational independence of the Bank of England

degree, measure

Young people have more independence these days.

enjoy, value

I value my independence too much to get married.

display, show

She displayed independence in choosing a career different from that of her parents.


Edward III tried to assert his independence of the regime at court.

achieve, attain, gain, win

Mexico achieved independence from Spain in 1821.

bring (about)

the need to bring independence to the country

a colonial crisis which brought about independence

declare, proclaim

a holiday celebrating the independence of Nigeria from colonial rule

ensure, maintain, preserve, retain

The army is committed to ensuring the independence of the country.


Conflicts of interest might compromise the auditor's independence.

give up, lose

She doesn't want to lose her hard-won independence.

regain, restore
encourage, foster, promote

Parents should encourage independence in their children.


Economic aid tends to undermine the national independence of Third-World countries.

call for, demand
vote for
give sb/sth, grant sb/sth

They have agreed to recognize the breakaway republic's independence.


Independence came to the British colonial territories in Africa in the late fifties and early sixties.

at independence

Namibia became a full member of the UN at independence.

independence from

independence from Spain

independence of

the church's independence of the state

independence of mind

a call for independence

his party's call for Scottish independence

a declaration of independence
a lack of independence, the loss of independence
a sense of independence

Doing work experience gave me a sense of independence.

the struggle for independence
the time of independence

The drama is set in India at the time of independence.

a war for independence, a war of independence

the American War of Independence

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