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New Deal

Syllabification: New Deal

Definition of New Deal in English:

The economic measures introduced by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 to counteract the effects of the Great Depression. It involved a massive public works program, complemented by the large-scale granting of loans, and succeeded in reducing unemployment by between 7 and 10 million.

Derivatives

New Dealer

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noun
Example sentences
  • In 1936 he then ran for Congress as a Roosevelt New Dealer.
  • Angelides is more like a New Dealer - an economic liberal who seeks to transform the system more deeply.
  • It could be argued that this sounds ominously like the slogan of some New Dealers.

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