Definition of manifesto
: a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer The group's manifesto focused on helping the poor and stopping violence.
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Examples of manifesto in a Sentence
The group's manifesto focused on helping the poor and stopping violence.
Recent Examples of manifesto from the Web
The reopening of the debate is welcome, since the hard exit proposed in Mrs May’s rejected manifesto would have been needlessly damaging.
The Conservative government had sought to address the burden of pension commitments in its election manifesto, with a plan to decouple annual rises in pensions from inflation from 2020.
The proprietors of Smoque have done just that, issuing a manifesto that records some of these rules while also explaining to Midwesterners unfamiliar with real barbecue exactly why following those rules produces such delicious results.
But his lengthy exit letter—a document that, when it was leaked to the public, was taken as a laughable manifesto—casts him as a purist and maybe even an ideologue.
Elon Musk has put his manifesto on the future for spaceflight up online.
But the election results revealed sharp splits in British society; most notably, young people turned out in unexpected numbers to vote for the Labour Party and its unusually radical left-wing manifesto.
In throwing away her majority on an early election, May has lost control of the Conservative Party, Parliament, her policy manifesto and Brexit.
The heavy emphasis in Labour's manifesto on the re-nationalization of the utility companies, while justifiable in its own right, is a far from satisfactory formula for promoting social justice in the twenty-first century.
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manifesto Has Latin Roots
Manifesto is related to manifest, which occurs in English as a noun, verb, and adjective. Of these, the adjective, which means "readily perceived by the senses" or "easily recognized," is oldest, dating to the 14th century. Both manifest and manifesto derive ultimately from the Latin noun manus ("hand") and -festus, a combining form that is related to the Latin adjective infestus, meaning "hostile." Something that is manifest is easy to perceive or recognize, and a manifesto is a statement in which someone makes his or her intentions or views easy for people to ascertain. Perhaps the most famous statement of this sort is the Communist Manifesto, written in 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to outline the platform of the Communist League.
Origin and Etymology of manifesto
Italian, denunciation, manifest, from manifestare to manifest, from Latin, from manifestus
First Known Use: 1620See Words from the same year
Definition of manifesto
: to issue a manifesto
MANIFESTO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of manifesto for English Language Learners
: a written statement that describes the policies, goals, and opinions of a person or group
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