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
Liu was a visiting scholar at Columbia University when, in April 1989, thousands of students began demonstrating in Tiananmen Square to demand democratic reforms.
In the two decades after the war, American families took to the roads on vacations that had as much to do with pleasure as a desire to explore and embrace historic sites that reflected the country's national identity and democratic values.
In her first job out of college as the youngest State Director for a national Democratic advocacy group in the country, Aries burned out.
While pregnant women and children make sympathetic victims in Democratic campaign commercials, changes to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion don’t apply to them, because the expansion didn’t apply to them in the first place.
But former Democratic state Rep. Jim Dunnam of Waco — the lawyer for 10 women suing the school for failing to comply with Title IX, a federal statute that bans discrimination against women on campus — said the documents bolster his case.
As a measure of the democratic process, the press briefing can act as the canary in the coal mine.
But Flowers, unlike Stewart, believes racial identity politics may come into play in the Democratic primary.
Democratic lawmakers have raised concerns about the need to guard the independence of investigators in the Justice Department who ultimately report to Trump appointees.
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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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