Definition of democrat in English:

democrat

Line breaks: demo|crat
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛməkrat
 
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noun

  • 1An advocate or supporter of democracy: as a democrat, I accepted the outcome of the referendum
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    • Like the democrats, the advocates of constitutional government also spoke a European language.
    • I think the President is a democrat and in democracy we have preferences.
    • I've always called myself a progressive and a democrat, but today I know that to be a democrat you have to be one in practice.
  • 2 (Democrat) (In the US) a member of the Democratic Party.
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    • Republicans are no less democratic than Democrats, and Democrats just as republican.
    • He had his share of policy reversals, mainly at the hands of Democrats in Congress.
    • Leading Republican and Democrat members of Congress are questioning his tactics.

Origin

late 18th century (originally denoting an opponent of the aristocrats in the French Revolution of 1790): from French démocrate, on the pattern of aristocrate 'aristocrat'.

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