Definition of democratic in English:


Syllabification: dem·o·crat·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌdeməˈkratik


  • 1Of, relating to, or supporting democracy or its principles: democratic reforms democratic government
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    • What people see as democratic principles may sometimes have to be compromised.
    • In theory, the fund supports democratic institutions in the nations it assists.
    • You also think our freedoms will be reined in and our democracy will be less democratic.
    elected, representative, popular, parliamentary; egalitarian, classless; self-governing, autonomous, republican
  • 1.1Favoring or characterized by social equality; egalitarian: cycling is a democratic activity that can be enjoyed by anyone
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    • In many ways, running is the most democratic of sports.
    • It is a democratic sport for all people of all ages.
    • Most of all, footbag kicking is a democratic sport.
  • 2 (Democratic) Of or relating to the Democratic Party.
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    • In July and August the Democratic and Republican parties hold their nominating conventions.
    • He brought a variety of Democratic congressmen on stage to wave at the crowd.
    • No member of the Democratic congressional leadership commented on his charges.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • This country is a democracy, so its president is democratically elected by a popular vote.
  • But I do know we will be able to make these decisions democratically, with the right to choose what we really want.
  • I prefer having democratically accountable regulators who oversee what corporations do.


early 17th century: from French démocratique, via medieval Latin from Greek dēmokratikos, from dēmokratia (see democracy).

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