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Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
Edward Bond

Meaning of "democratic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC

democratic  [ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEMOCRATIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Democratic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DEMOCRATIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

democratic

Democracy

Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or indirectly through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, religious, cultural, ethnic and racial equality, justice, and liberty. The term originates from the Greek δημοκρατία "rule of the people", which was found from δῆμος "people" and κράτος "power" or "rule" in the 5th century BCE to denote the political systems then existing in Greek city-states, notably Athens; the term is an antonym to ἀριστοκρατία "rule of an elite". While theoretically these definitions are in opposition, in practice the distinction has been blurred historically. The political system of Classical Athens, for example, granted democratic citizenship to an elite class of free men and excluded slaves and women from political participation.

Definition of democratic in the English dictionary

The first definition of democratic in the dictionary is of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy. Other definition of democratic is upholding or favouring democracy or the interests of the common people. Democratic is also popular with or for the benefit of all.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DEMOCRATIC


antidemocratic
ˌæntɪˌdɛməˈkrætɪk
aristocratic
ˌærɪstəˈkrætɪk
autocratic
ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk
bureaucratic
ˌbjʊərəˈkrætɪk
hierocratic
ˌhaɪərəˈkrætɪk
Hippocratic
ˌhɪpəˈkrætɪk
idiosyncratic
ˌɪdɪəʊsɪŋˈkrætɪk
isocratic
ˌaɪsəʊˈkrætɪk
kleptocratic
ˌklɛptəʊˈkrætɪk
meritocratic
ˌmɛrɪtəʊˈkrætɪk
nondemocratic
ˌnɒndɛməˈkrætɪk
ochlocratic
ˌɒkləˈkrætɪk
pantisocratic
ˌpæntɪsəʊˈkrætɪk
plutocratic
ˌpluːtəˈkrætɪk
Socratic
sɒˈkrætɪk
stratocratic
ˌstrætəˈkrætɪk
technocratic
ˌteknəˈkrætɪk
theocratic
θɪəˈkrætɪk
ultrademocratic
ˌʌltrəˌdeməˈkrætɪk
undemocratic
ˌʌndɛməˈkrætɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEMOCRATIC

democracy
democrat
democratic centralism
democratic deficit
Democratic Party
Democratic People´s Republic of Korea
Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Madagascar
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Democratic-Republican Party
democratical
democratically
democratifiable
democratisation
democratise
democratiser
democratist
democratization
democratize
democraty

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEMOCRATIC

acratic
akratic
automatic
biquadratic
Christian Democratic
conglomeratic
cosmocratic
dyscratic
erratic
gynecocratic
hieratic
magistratic
nonaristocratic
operatic
pedantocratic
piratic
quadratic
social democratic
umbratic
unbureaucratic
uratic

Synonyms and antonyms of democratic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DEMOCRATIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «democratic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of democratic

Translation of «democratic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEMOCRATIC

Find out the translation of democratic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of democratic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «democratic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

民主的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

democrático
570 millions of speakers

English

democratic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डेमोक्रेटिक
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

دِيـمُقْرَاطيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

демократический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

democrático
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গণতান্ত্রিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

démocratique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Demokrasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

demokratisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

民主主義の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

민주적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Demokratis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dân chủ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜனநாயக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लोकशाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

demokratik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

democratico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

demokratyczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

демократичний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

democratic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δημοκρατικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

demokratiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

demokratisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

demokratisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of democratic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DEMOCRATIC»

The term «democratic» is very widely used and occupies the 5.717 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DEMOCRATIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about democratic

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10 QUOTES WITH «DEMOCRATIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word democratic.
1
Roman Abramovich
In my personal opinion, Russia is no less democratic than it used to be. It is a democratic country. It is democratic enough.
2
Gerry Adams
At that time, the army leadership said the implementation of this agreement would allow everyone, including the IRA, to take its political objectives forward by peaceful and democratic means.
3
Jean-Bertrand Aristide
I know how the American people care for that democratic principle. They want to see their vote respected. As we in Haiti want to see the vote of the people respected.
4
Benazir Bhutto
The next few months are critical to Pakistan's future direction as a democratic state committed to promoting peace, fighting terrorism and working for social justice.
5
Hans Blix
The country is not a democratic state. Therefore we fear that they might carry a recorder in their pocket or there may be bugs in the walls, and you cannot be absolutely sure that you get a straight testimony.
6
Edward Bond
Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
7
Barbara Castle
It was very much a cry for democratic control at that time. Above all, breaking the accomplished power of a few people to rule the lives of everybody else.
8
Adam Clymer
Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written, Republican politicians... if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck.
9
Nadia Comaneci
Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989.
10
Sean Connery
There's something fundamentally wrong with a system where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEMOCRATIC»

Discover the use of democratic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to democratic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework
In Democratic Authority, David Estlund offers a groundbreaking alternative based on the idea that democratic authority and legitimacy must depend partly on democracy's tendency to make good decisions.
David M. Estlund, 2009
2
A Preface to Democratic Theory, Expanded Edition
For this fiftieth-anniversary edition, Dahl has written an extensive new afterword that reevaluates Madisonian theory in light of recent research.
Robert A. Dahl, 2006
3
Participation and Democratic Theory
Shows that current elitist theories are based on an inadequate understanding of the early writings of democratic theory and that much sociological evidence has been ignored.
Carole Pateman, 1970
4
Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: ...
5. Actors and contexts
Juan J. Linz, 1996
5
Democratic Theory: The Philosophical Foundations
In assessing the work of the major democratic theorists, whose accounts frequently conflict, the author seeks to answer the central questions surrounding the subject: What is democracy? What values does it provide?
James L. Hyland, 1995
6
The Emerging Democratic Majority
Builds on the tradition of Kevin Phillips's The Emerging Republican Majority, forecasting a progressive era as indicated by a rise of a diverse post-industrial society and current opinions on such topics as health care and the environment.
John B. Judis, Ruy Teixeira, 2004
7
The Democratic Imagination: Envisioning Popular Power in the ...
The Democratic Imagination examines different conceptions of democracy, exploring tensions that emerge in key moments and debates in the history of democracy, from Ancient Greece to the French Revolution to contemporary Egypt.
James Cairns, Alan Sears, 2012
8
Democratic Deficit: Critical Citizens Revisited
This book provides fresh insights into major issues at the heart of comparative politics, public opinion, political culture, political behavior, democratic governance, political psychology, political communications, public policymaking, ...
Pippa Norris, 2011
9
Debating the Democratic Legitimacy of the European Union
Drawing on different theoretical perspectives and strands from democratic theory, this volume is the first of its kind to overcome the present state of fragmentation in the debate about the conditions and possible remedies for what is often ...
Beate Kohler-Koch, Berthold Rittberger, 2007
10
Grasping the Democratic Peace: Principles for a Post-Cold ...
By illuminating the conflict-resolving mechanisms inherent in the relationships between democracies, Bruce Russett explains one of the most promising developments of the modern international system: the striking fact that the democracies ...
Bruce Russett, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEMOCRATIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term democratic is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Is Alabama the least democratic state in the Union?
Alabama is the least democratic state in the Union – ranking 51st out of a ranking of all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The healthiest ... «AL.com, Jul 15»
2
Bernie Sanders Is The Future Of The Democratic Party
“The rise of Bernie Sanders is proving awkward for the Democratic Party,” contends Politico in a recent piece about the surprisingly popular ... «The Federalist, Jul 15»
3
Oregon legislative session empowered Democratic Party's liberal wing
And while they didn't get everything they wanted — most notably, tax hikes for road construction — the liberal wing of the Democratic Party ... «Ontario Argus Observer, Jul 15»
4
Democratic state Sen. Aaron Ford won't seek seat in Congress
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Aaron Ford says he won't be challenging his Republican legislative counterpart for a seat in Congress. «KRNV My News 4, Jul 15»
5
Democratic Party Activist Files Complaint against Grayson
(AP) -- A Democratic Party activist wants an ethics investigation into Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, who is considering a run for ... «WCTV, Jul 15»
6
B&NES council criticised for "anti-democratic" move of Cabinet …
Speaking at Cabinet this afternoon, Councillor Dine Romero called the move 'anti-democratic' and pointed out that the timing would prevent ... «Bristol Post, Jul 15»
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Populist wave threatens Democratic Establishment
Together, they show anew how the populist movement is ascendant within the Democratic Party, and they confirm that the balance of power ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
8
Sitaram Yechury points at BJP-TMC match fixing, invites all secular …
Pointing at all the leaders, Sitaram Yechury said that all secular and democratic forces would have to unite to restore the democratic rights of ... «The Indian Express, Jul 15»
9
Iowa Democratic lawmaker to explore 2016 US Senate bid
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic lawmaker Rob Hogg says he is forming an exploratory committee for a possible 2016 U.S. Senate bid. «CT Post, Jul 15»
10
Democratic Rep. Tobias Read announces run for treasurer
Incumbent Democratic Treasurer Ted Wheeler is term limited. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not ... «Longview Daily News, Jul 15»

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