civic

adjective
civ·​ic | \ ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio) \

Definition of civic

: of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or community affairs civic duty civic pride civic leaders

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Other Words from civic

civically \ ˈsi-​vi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce civic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of civic in a Sentence

Recent improvements to the downtown area are a point of civic pride. the library association and other civic groups Voting is your civic duty.
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Recent Examples on the Web Donofrio had for several years led a course aimed at empowering Black students through professional development, college preparation and civic engagement. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, 3 June 2021 All communities throughout this state and this country must be protected by a robust cyber defense policy because these attacks are not only threats to consumers, but also to ordinary people in their civic engagement within our democracy. cleveland, 1 June 2021 Her academic interests include Houston and Texas government, politics, and history; urban politics; and civic engagement and voting. University Of Houston Energy Fellows, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Kyle Rakow, vice president and national director at AARP Driver Safety; Rob Peabody, chief executive officer of VOMO; and Gillian Breidanbach, vice president of community and civic engagement for The Dallas Morning News, also join the conversation. Dallas News, 26 May 2021 Brown would have turned 25 on Thursday and this week his alma mater celebrated his life, committing to promoting social justice awareness and civic engagement at the school and in the city. Washington Post, 22 May 2021 Diving deep into local civic engagement is a tough proposition for an art museum so heavily dependent on transient tourists. Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2021 Haidari now works as a youth organizer with Youth Will, a nonprofit that focuses on civic engagement and mobilizing young people. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 May 2021 Ramirez, who went on to mount a 2020 campaign for the U.S. Senate, envisioned Jolt as a progressive civic-engagement organization that could build the political power of young Texas Latinos. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, 14 May 2021

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First Known Use of civic

1655, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for civic

Latin civicus, from civis citizen — more at city

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9 Jun 2021

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“Civic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/civic. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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civic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of civic

: of or relating to a city or town or the people who live there
: relating to citizenship or being a citizen

civic

adjective
civ·​ic | \ ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio) \

Kids Definition of civic

: of or relating to a citizen, a city, or citizenship civic pride civic duty

civic

adjective
civ·​ic | \ ˈsi-vik How to pronounce civic (audio) \

Legal Definition of civic

: of or relating to a citizen, a city, citizenship, or civil affairs

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