hegemon


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heg·e·mon

 (hĕj′ə-mŏn′)
n.
One that exercises hegemony.

[Greek hēgemōn, leader, from hēgeisthai, to lead; see sāg- in Indo-European roots.]

hegemon

(ˈhɛɡɪˌmɒn; ˈhɛdʒɪˌmɒn; ˈhiːɡɪˌmɒn; ˈhiːdʒɪˌmɒn)
n
a state or group in ascendance over others

hegemon

- A Greek word for "leader."
See also related terms for leader.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hegemon - a leading or paramount power
great power, major power, superpower, world power, power - a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world
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Homer, for example, makes men better than they are; Cleophon as they are; Hegemon the Thasian, the inventor of parodies, and Nicochares, the author of the Deiliad, worse than they are.
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The extreme case of a big state is a hegemon, a role currently held by the USA.
Since realistic political thinking about contemporary world affairs must always bear in mind the hegemonic position of the American regime, it is essential to have some understanding of this peculiar status: what a hegemon is, what responsibilities attend it, what can reasonably be expected of it, what the advantages are of supporting it, how it is influenced by lesser powers, and so on.
policy to test Kindleberger's hypothesis that a hegemon can provide public goods, such as increased financial stability and peace.
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Kagan replied that Americans will intervene in the name of ideals or interests, but not empire; as for himself, he preferred to describe America as a global hegemon, not an empire, because the U.
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Peter Wiggin, Hegemon, has a dream for a unified, peaceful, free world.