democratic Definition

  • 1relating to or supporting democracy or its principles
  • 2relating to a form of government in which power is held by the people under a free electoral system

Using democratic: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "democratic" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The country has a democratic government.

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    Democratic elections were held last month.

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    The party promotes democratic values and principles.

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    The democratic process allows for fair representation of all citizens.

democratic Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for democratic

Idioms Using democratic

  • a clear and decisive expression of support for a particular policy or course of action by the people through democratic means


    The government claims that it has a democratic mandate to implement the proposed reforms.

  • a fair and transparent process for making decisions or conducting elections that reflects the will of the people


    The election was conducted according to a democratic process, with all candidates given equal opportunities to campaign and present their platforms.

  • a fundamental right that is guaranteed to all citizens in a democratic society, such as the right to vote or freedom of speech


    The protesters were exercising their democratic right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.

Phrases with democratic

  • a society that is based on the principles of democracy, including free and fair elections, individual rights and freedoms, and equal opportunities for all


    The country aims to become a democratic society where everyone has a voice and equal opportunities.

  • a leadership style that involves sharing power and decision-making with others, often through consultation and collaboration


    The CEO believes in democratic leadership and encourages employees to participate in decision-making.

  • a situation where there is a lack of democracy or democratic principles in a particular organization or system


    Critics argue that there is a democratic deficit in the current political system, with too much power concentrated in the hands of a few elites.

Origins of democratic

from French 'démocratique', from 'démocratie', from Greek 'dēmokratia', from 'dēmos' meaning 'the people' + 'kratos' meaning 'power'


Summary: democratic in Brief

The term 'democratic' [ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk] refers to principles and systems of democracy, where power is held by the people through free elections. It encompasses values like egalitarianism and autonomy, and phrases like 'democratic society' and 'democratic leadership.' Idioms like 'a democratic mandate' and 'a democratic right' denote the legitimacy and importance of democratic processes.

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