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democratic

Syllabification: dem·o·crat·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌdeməˈkradik
 
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Definition of democratic in English:

adjective

1Of, relating to, or supporting democracy or its principles: democratic reforms democratic government
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

democratically

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Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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.

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