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1. Of, characterized by, or advocating democracy: democratic government; a democratic union.
2. Of or for the people in general; popular: a democratic movement; democratic art forms.
3. Believing in or practicing social equality: "a proper democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords" (George du Maurier).
4. Democratic Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.

dem′o·crat′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk) or


1. (Philosophy) of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) upholding or favouring democracy or the interests of the common people
4. (Philosophy) popular with or for the benefit of all: democratic sports.
ˌdemoˈcratically adv


(ˌdɛm əˈkræt ɪk)

also dem`o•crat′i•cal,

1. pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.
2. pertaining to or characterized by political or social equality.
3. advocating or upholding democracy.
4. (cap.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.
[1595–1605; < French]
dem`o•crat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.democratic - characterized by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality; "democratic government"; "a democratic country"; "a democratic scorn for bloated dukes and lords"- George du Maurier
elected, elective - subject to popular election; "elective official"
undemocratic - not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals; "the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures"
2.Democratic - belong to or relating to the Democratic Party; "Democratic senator"
3.democratic - representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large; "democratic art forms"; "a democratic or popular movement"; "popular thought"; "popular science"; "popular fiction"
common - having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual; "the common man"; "a common sailor"; "the common cold"; "a common nuisance"; "followed common procedure"; "it is common knowledge that she lives alone"; "the common housefly"; "a common brand of soap"


adjective self-governing, popular, republican, representative, elected, autonomous, populist, egalitarian Bolivia returned to democratic rule in 1982.


Of, representing, or carried on by people at large:
دِيـمُقْرَاطيّديموقْراطي، نَصير لحُكْم الشَّعْبمُؤْمِن بالديموقْراطِيَّه المُتَساوِيَه
lÿîræîis-, lÿîræîislegurlÿîræîislegur
dân chủ


[ˌdeməˈkrætɪk] ADJ
1. [country, society, government, election] → democrático
2. (US) (Pol) Democratic [candidate, nomination, convention] → demócrata
the Democratic Partyel Partido Demócrata
the Democratic Congressel congreso demócrata
the Democratic Republic ofla República Democrática de ...
see also liberal C
see also social C
3. (= egalitarian) [style, ethos, boss, atmosphere] → democrático


[ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk] adj (US) [nomination, candidate] → démocrate


[ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk] adj
[election, rule, country, government, system] → démocratique
(= egalitarian) [society, institution] → démocratique


demokratisch; the Social Democratic Partydie Sozialdemokratische Partei; the Christian Democratic Partydie Christlich-Demokratische Partei
Democratic (US Pol, candidate, nomination, convention) → der Demokratischen Partei; the Democratic Partydie Demokratische Partei


[ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk] adjdemocratico/a


(diˈmokrəsi) plural deˈmocracies noun
(a country having) a form of government in which the people freely elect representatives to govern them. Which is the world's largest democracy?; He believes in democracy.
democrat (ˈdeməkrӕt) noun
one who believes in democracy as a principle. She likes to pretend she's a democrat.
democratic (deməˈkrӕtik) adjective
(negative undemocratic).
1. belonging to, governed by or typical of democracy. a democratic country.
2. believing in equal rights and privileges for all. The boss is very democratic.
democratically (deməˈkrӕtikəli) adverb
(negative undemocratically) following democratic principles. The issue was decided democratically by taking a general vote.


دِيـمُقْرَاطيّ demokratický demokratisk demokratisch δημοκρατικός democrático demokraattinen démocratique demokratski democratico 民主主義の 민주적인 democratisch demokratisk demokratyczny democrático демократический demokratisk เกี่ยวกับประชาธิปไตย demokratik dân chủ 民主的
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