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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We are yet to see whether it will take a U-turn and return to its status of the Ottoman Empire and become a hegemon in the region, or will it embroil the region in a devastating war.
China's emergence would bring about a transition in the world order, which is presently unipolar and where the USA, as the sole hegemon, is responsible for maintaining peace and security in the international system.
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Despite being manifestly terrible at it, we still pretend our absurdly large advantage in arms can make us a successful hegemon, shaping the world by force.