Adjective "democratic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or supporting democracy or its principles.
  1. 'democratic government'
  2. 'The methods available to some kinds of regimes are not part of the democratic repertoire.'
  3. 'The differences between these two types of democratic practices are profound.'
  4. 'For the first time ever, almost half of the world's governments are now democratic.'
  5. 'You also think our freedoms will be reined in and our democracy will be less democratic.'
  6. 'It was much easier to investigate in this country because there are more democratic rights there.'
  7. 'Like most of the new businessmen, he saw the link between democratic reforms and the free market.'
  8. 'What people see as democratic principles may sometimes have to be compromised.'
  9. 'He stated that a democratic federal pluralistic and parliamentary state should also be set up.'
  10. 'I do not think it is healthy in any democratic parliament to have that sort of a majority.'
  11. 'This prosecution is an infringement of the democratic rights of everyone who lives in the borough.'
  12. 'In many ways, running is the most democratic of sports.'
  13. 'It is a democratic sport for all people of all ages.'
(in the US) relating to the Democratic Party.
  1. 'a Democratic governor'
  2. 'The newspaper has been profiling the candidates for the Democratic nomination for President.'
  3. 'If you generally vote Democratic, what would it take to make you vote Republican?'
  4. 'He still holds a modest lead over his Democratic rival.'
  5. 'I haven't been following the Democratic convention in Boston very closely yet.'
  6. 'He is the frontrunner with Democratic voters in every part of the country.'
  7. 'His triumph in the Democratic primary was as much a surprise to him as to his adversaries.'
  8. 'At the Democratic national convention last week, big business put on its biggest party at a political event.'
  9. 'However, the final report in May could also find fault with the preceding Democratic administration.'


1. pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.

2. pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: democratic treatment.

3. advocating or upholding democracy.

4. (initial capital letter) Politics. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party. of, relating to, or belonging to the Democratic-Republican Party.

More examples(as adjective)

"sessions can be democratic of authorities."

"unions can be democratic to people."

"televisions can be democratic by things."

"places can be democratic in elections."

"places can be democratic for months."

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Early 17th century: from French démocratique, via medieval Latin from Greek dēmokratikos, from dēmokratia (see democracy).