senator Definition

a member of a senate, especially a U.S. senator.

Using senator: Examples

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

  • Example

    The senator from California gave a speech on climate change.

  • Example

    The senator introduced a bill to reform the healthcare system.

  • Example

    The senator is up for re-election next year.

senator Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with senator

  • the senator from a state who has served for a longer period of time


    The senior senator from New York is retiring at the end of his term.

  • the senator from a state who has served for a shorter period of time


    The junior senator from Texas is a rising star in the Republican Party.

  • senator-at-large

    a senator who represents an entire state rather than a specific district or constituency


    The senator-at-large from Alaska is known for her work on environmental issues.


Summary: senator in Brief

A 'senator' [ˈsɛnətər] is a member of a senate, particularly a U.S. senator. They are responsible for creating and passing laws and representing their state's interests. A senator can be referred to as a 'legislator' or 'lawmaker,' and may be a 'senior senator' or 'junior senator.'

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