Definition of democratic
1 : of, relating to, or favoring democracy (see democracy 1) democratic elections a democratic government
2 often capitalized : of or relating to one of the two major political parties in the U.S. evolving in the early 19th century from the anti-federalists and the Democratic-Republican party and associated in modern times with policies of broad social reform and internationalism the Democratic candidate for governor
3 : relating to, appealing to, or available to the broad masses of the people democratic art democratic education
4 : favoring social equality : not snobbish disagrees with her very democratic husband
democraticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of democratic in a Sentence
Democratic elections were held there today for the first time.
the country's new democratic constitution
Debates are an important part of the democratic process.
The Democratic candidate for governor won the debate.
Most of these policies appeal to Democratic voters.
an interview with a leader of the Democratic Party
The organization works to promote democratic reforms around the world.
Recent Examples of democratic from the Web
Making a decision now would maximize the resale value of the county's old equipment, which is still in good shape but no longer meets the county's needs, said Kathy Kozuszek, the Democratic director in the office.
Mr. Biden declined to seek the Democratic nomination in 2016 after an agonizing, monthslong deliberation in the aftermath of his eldest son’s death.
But the theory of the case was that within the democratic world, cross-border cooperation would be regarded as the norm and the ideal; state-versus-state competition would be abnormal and unwelcome.
James is a donor to Democratic presidential candidates.
Trump has yet to speak with democratic icon Suu Kyi.
Trump's overall proposal, however, is already prompting significant opposition from Republican and Democratic lawmakers.
That's bad news for Democratic gubernatorial contender J.B. Pritzker, whose family owns Entertainment Cruises, the Chicago firm that lost the lucrative contract at the final hour.
The DNC violated Article 5, Section 4 of its own charter by working with a single campaign to effectively choose who would win the Democratic ballot, the attorneys stated in the suit.
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Origin and Etymology of democratic
First Known Use: 1602
DEMOCRATIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of democratic for English Language Learners
: based on a form of government in which the people choose leaders by voting : of or relating to democracy
Democratic : of or relating to one of the two major political parties in the U.S.
: relating to the idea that all people should be treated equally
DEMOCRATIC Defined for Kids
Definition of democratic for Students
1 : relating to or favoring political democracy
2 : relating to a major political party in the United States that is associated with helping common people
3 : believing in or practicing the idea that people are socially equal
democratically\-ti-kə-lē\ adverb a democratically elected government
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