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Socialism is good when it comes to wages, but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions in life that are more private and painful, for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
Karel Capek

Meaning of "socialism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOCIALISM

socialism  [ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOCIALISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Socialism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOCIALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

socialism

Socialism

Socialism is a social and economic system characterised by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy,[1][2] as well as a political theory and movement that aims at the establishment of such a system.[3][4] "Social ownership" may refer to cooperative enterprises, common ownership, state ownership, citizen ownership of equity, or any combination of these.[5] There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them.[6] They differ in the type of social ownership they advocate, the degree to which they rely on markets or planning, how management is to be organised within productive institutions, and the role of the state in constructing socialism.[7] A socialist economic system is based on the organisational precept of production for use, meaning the production of goods and services to directly satisfy economic demand and human needs where objects are valued based on their use-value or utility, as opposed to being structured upon the accumulation of capital and production for profit.

Definition of socialism in the English dictionary

The definition of socialism in the dictionary is any of various social or political theories or movements in which the common welfare is to be achieved through the establishment of a socialist economic system. Other definition of socialism is a transitional stage after the proletarian revolution in the development of a society from capitalism to communism: characterized by the distribution of income according to work rather than need.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOCIALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
embolism
ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm
vandalism
ˈvændəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOCIALISM

socialisable
socialisation
socialise
socialiser
socialist
Socialist International
Socialist Labor Party
socialist party
socialist realism
Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Socialist Workers´ Party
socialistic
socialistically
socialite
socialities
sociality
socializable
socialization
socialize
socializer

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOCIALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
essentialism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
idealism
industrialism
initialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of socialism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SOCIALISM»

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

Translation of «socialism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOCIALISM

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

Translator English - Chinese

社会主义
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

socialismo
570 millions of speakers

English

socialism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समाजवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اشْتِرَاكِيَّة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

социализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

socialismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমাজতন্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

socialisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sosialisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sozialismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

社会主義
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사회주의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sosialisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chủ nghĩa xã hội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சோசலிசம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समाजवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sosyalizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

socialismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

socjalizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

соціалізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

socialism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σοσιαλισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sosialisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

socialism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sosialisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of socialism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIALISM»

The term «socialism» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.101 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOCIALISM» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOCIALISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word socialism.
1
Todd Akin
America has got the equivalent of stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in.
2
Tim Allen
I don't understand why it has to be either - or - either socialism or democracy. Why can't we combine things to get the best of each system?
3
Roger Nash Baldwin
I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.
4
Paul Broun
Obama believes in a big central government, where the federal government controls everything in our lives. That's socialism.
5
Earl Browder
Socialism is nothing more nor less than the social, political and ideological system which breaks the fetters upon economic growth created under capitalism and opens the way to a new period of economic and social expansion on a much larger scale.
6
Vladimir Bukovsky
Socialism is the gradual and less violent form of communism, and socialist is the project of the European Union, which was born in Maastricht in 1992. The intent was to save socialism in Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the predictable bankruptcy of the welfare state in the West as well.
7
Karel Capek
Socialism is good when it comes to wages, but it tells me nothing when it comes to other questions in life that are more private and painful, for which I must seek answers elsewhere.
8
Fidel Castro
They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
9
Hugo Chavez
The only way to save the world is through socialism, but a socialism that exists within a democracy; there's no dictatorship here.
10
Hugo Chavez
I am convinced that the path to a new, better and possible world is not capitalism, the path is socialism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOCIALISM»

Discover the use of socialism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to socialism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Why Not Socialism?
Is it even possible? In this concise book, one of the world's leading political philosophers presents with clarity and wit a compelling moral case for socialism and argues that the obstacles in its way are exaggerated.
G. A. Cohen, 2009
2
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy
Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy remains one of the greatest works of social theory written this century.
Joseph A. Schumpeter, 2013
3
Socialism: Past and Future
Argues that socialist renewal is the only viable means of achieving progress and freedom in the 21st century and illustrates the imperative for placing human values before doctrinaire political or solely monetary motivation. Reissue.
Michael Harrington, 2011
4
State, Power, Socialism
A resounding response to contemporary Marxist theories of the state.
Nicos Ar Poulantzas, 2000
5
Whither Socialism?
"A disproportionate amount of the best in modern economics is Stiglitz's creation. This book uses it to illuminate a classic question concerning the organization of the public side of our lives.
Joseph E. Stiglitz, 1996
6
A Future for Socialism
This book attempts to sum up the historical experience of the twentieth century, what that experience implies about the future, if any, in relation to socialism.
John E. Roemer, 1994
7
Socialism: A Primary Source Analysis
Discusses various aspescts of socialism, including its history, ideology, key figures, and the future of this political system.
Jesse Jarnow, 2005
8
Soviet Tragedy: A History of Socialism in Russia
" -- David Remnick, The New York Review of Books "In Martin Malia, the Soviet Union had one of its most acute observers. With this book, it may well have found the cornerstone of its history.
Martin Malia, 2008
9
Dependency and Socialism in the Modern Caribbean: Superpower ...
The work considers the Caribbean's adoption of Fabian-style socialism as an alternative to capitalist development and how these socialist policies were impacted by differences in infrastructure capacity, economic and social resources and ...
Euclid A. Rose, 2002
10
Pleasures in Socialism: Leisure and Luxury in the Eastern Bloc
The authors of the essays in this collection investigate the ways in which pleasurable activities, like many other facets of daily life, were both a space in which these communist governments tried to insinuate themselves and thereby ...
David Crowley, Susan E. Reid, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOCIALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term socialism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Like it or not, Sanders' socialism is mainstream | Editorial
Because so far, the Senator is showing the electorate that a rejection of this "socialism" – the concept, not the brainless epithet – is something that most voters ... «NJ.com, Jun 15»
2
It's time for democratic socialism
For a nation where, for decades, the slightest hint of socialist sympathies was viciously red-baited out of the public discourse, this is highly unusual. «The Week Magazine, Jun 15»
3
One third of millennials view socialism favorably
For much of the Cold War socialism evoked images of military parades in Moscow's Red Square, but for Sanders, and many of America's self-declared socialists, ... «YouGov US, May 15»
4
Bill Maher Says Socialism Created America's Successful Middle Class
In the latest "Real Time with Bill Maher," the host sounded off on politicians for repeatedly talking about middle-class economics, saying, "No one is telling the ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
5
George Will: Vermont's Bernie Sanders has mountains to climb
He also calls himself a socialist, which is naughty without being informative. Time was, socialism meant government ownership of the means of production, ... «Washington Post, Jan 15»
6
Press Ignores Venezuelan Bishops' Strong Denunciation of 'Marxist …
In a refreshingly powerful and direct statement, Venezuela's bishops Monday blamed "Marxist socialism" and "communism" by name for the horrors and chaos ... «NewsBusters, Jan 15»
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A venture into socialism? Kentucky town becomes first in US to open …
Now critics are accusing Somerset's officials of socialism. TagsPolitics, USA, Gas, Tourism. The city of 11,000 opened the gas station on Saturday, and 75 ... «RT, Jul 14»
8
Millennials Don't Know What "Socialism" Means
Recent polls have suggested that millennials are far more positive to socialism than older cohorts. For instance, the Pew Research Center found that 43 percent ... «Reason, Jul 14»
9
Socialism, Capitalism: Merriam-Webster's Odd-Couple Words Of …
The dictionary Merriam-Webster has declared an incongruous pair their words of the year: Socialism and capitalism. "There's no surprise there that politics was ... «NPR, Dec 12»
10
The Daily Show Says The NFL Is Socialist. Don't Believe It? Ask The …
And last night, in poking fun at selective outrage over socialist policies among politicians and media, The Daily Show threw its hat into the “NFL as socialism” ... «SportsGrid, May 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Socialism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/socialism>. Nov 2019 ».
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