communist

noun
com·​mu·​nist | \ ˈkäm-yə-nist How to pronounce communist (audio) , -yü- \

Definition of communist

1 : an adherent or advocate of communism
2 capitalized : communard
3a capitalized : a member of a Communist party or movement
b often capitalized : an adherent or advocate of a Communist government, party, or movement
4 often capitalized : one held to engage in left-wing, subversive, or revolutionary activities

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Other Words from communist

communist adjective, often capitalized
communistic \ ˌkäm-​yə-​ˈni-​stik How to pronounce communistic (audio) , -​yü-​ \ adjective, often capitalized
communistically \ ˌkäm-​yə-​ˈni-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce communistically (audio) , -​yü-​ \ adverb

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Examples of communist in a Sentence

communists were plotting an overthrow of the government
Recent Examples on the Web The battleground state adds between 70,000 and 100,000 naturalized citizens each year, with more than 20,000 born in communist Cuba, a more conservative voter bloc that has helped Republicans maintain razor-thin majorities in the state. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, "As Trump seeks reelection, a growing army of immigrant voters stands in his path," 31 Oct. 2019 The battleground state adds between 70,000 and 100,000 naturalized citizens each year, with more than 20,000 born in communist Cuba, a more conservative voter bloc that has helped Republicans maintain razor-thin majorities in the state. Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times, "As Trump seeks reelection, immigrant voters stand in his path," 23 Oct. 2019 Cabello, 56, has long been seen as a rival to Maduro, someone who has more pragmatic economic views and is less ideologically aligned with communist Cuba. Washington Post, "AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss," 19 Aug. 2019 Cabello has long been seen as a rival to Maduro, someone who has more pragmatic economic views and is less ideologically aligned with communist Cuba. Joshua Goodman, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. talks secretly to Venezuela socialist party boss," 19 Aug. 2019 Cabello has long been seen as a rival to Maduro, someone who has more pragmatic economic views and is less ideologically aligned with communist Cuba. Joshua Goodman, BostonGlobe.com, "US talks, quietly, with top figures in Venezuela — but not Maduro," 18 Aug. 2019 After the end of the Cold War, Mr. Babis was among the former communists who bought up what remained of the old order. New York Times, "Who Keeps Europe’s Farm Billions Flowing? Often, Those Who Benefit," 11 Dec. 2019 The city's café culture has made a strong comeback (the communists had closed down the cafés, fearing a dissident breeding ground). Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "The Danube River trifecta: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest," 28 Nov. 2019 The communists then forcefully deported him abroad. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Polish prime minister’s father and former top dissident dies," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of communist

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for communist

see communism

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The first known use of communist was in 1840

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7 Jan 2020

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“Communist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/communist. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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communist

noun
How to pronounce communist (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of communist

: a person who believes in communism or is a member of a political party that supports communism

communist

noun
com·​mu·​nist | \ ˈkä-myə-nəst How to pronounce communist (audio) \

Kids Definition of communist

: a person who supports communism

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