Definition of democrat in English:

democrat

noun

  • 1An advocate or supporter of democracy.

    ‘as a democrat, I accepted the outcome of the referendum’
    • ‘As a democrat, I believe that minorities should be protected from the prejudices of the majority when they turn on pursuits they find distasteful.’
    • ‘I've always called myself a progressive and a democrat, but today I know that to be a democrat you have to be one in practice.’
    • ‘European and American politicians continually praised him, describing him as an exemplary democrat.’
    • ‘They have often chosen targets, and methods, which many democrats believe to be mistaken and even illegal.’
    • ‘I am a union democrat who believes in sponsoring participation and involvement.’
    • ‘It was a call to arms for democrats faced with a totalitarian threat.’
    • ‘But it is a system that many constitutionalists and democrats see as a standing affront.’
    • ‘As a democrat, he stated one should not automatically exclude other elected parties from participation in government.’
    • ‘He was a passionate democrat and republican who wrote verse in support of these causes.’
    • ‘Those who opposed reform of any kind caricatured the reformers as anarchic democrats.’
    • ‘To succeed we must become first a central part of the argument and then win it convincingly - as democrats in a democratic process.’
    • ‘A democrat can hardly object if the people believe that they should restrain themselves by using the courts.’
    • ‘The democrats would have us believe that corruption of an organ of state is only curable by voting.’
    • ‘As a democrat, I believe it should be possible to have changes of government in line with what people vote for.’
    • ‘As a democrat I don't believe that any election should go uncontested but there is an argument to be put forward in this case.’
    • ‘As a democrat he argued that democracy and dependence on the military and the police are incompatible, a stand still significant today.’
    • ‘He says that as a democrat he believes in social justice and endeavours to make life better for everyone.’
    • ‘Like the democrats, the advocates of constitutional government also spoke a European language.’
    • ‘I think the President is a democrat and in democracy we have preferences.’
    • ‘Is the purpose of government, as pure democrats would say, to enforce the will of the majority?’
  • 2(in the US) a member of the Democratic Party.

    • ‘This is not the first time the Democrats have alluded to such issues, only to bury them.’
    • ‘This more than offset the small gains made by the Democrats in the rest of the country.’
    • ‘The Democrats in Congress scrapped their traditional speech in reply to the President.’
    • ‘Conventional wisdom had it that the higher turnout would favour the Democrats.’
    • ‘He had his share of policy reversals, mainly at the hands of Democrats in Congress.’
    • ‘Although the Democrat is favored at this point, his victory is not guaranteed.’
    • ‘Republicans are no less democratic than Democrats, and Democrats just as republican.’
    • ‘Leading Republican and Democrat members of Congress are questioning his tactics.’
    • ‘How did a Democrat managed to capture the governorship of such a state in such a year?’
    • ‘Today being a Democrat or a Republican is a cultural or even an emotional matter, rather than a political decision.’
    • ‘The governor responded by appointing a prominent Democrat as his new chief of staff.’
    • ‘Republicans and Democrats showed every sign of wishing to band together in order to effect change.’
    • ‘It was the Democrats protesting against Democrats in office in a Democratic city.’
    • ‘The Democrat said he expected the administration to support such a proposal.’
    • ‘He was an adviser on 26 winning campaigns and helped to elect about a third of the current Democrat senators.’
    • ‘Could his lack of overwhelming popularity have cost the Democrats seats in the Congress?’
    • ‘Both the Democrats and Republicans claim that there is no money for such a program.’
    • ‘Because of the rules change, Democrats have refused to participate on the committee.’
    • ‘The government needs the Democrats or four of the other five Senators to pass a law.’
    • ‘According to opinion polls, it is an idea shared by both Democrats and Republicans.’

Origin

Late 18th century (originally denoting an opponent of the aristocrats in the French Revolution of 1790): from French démocrate, on the pattern of aristocrate ‘aristocrat’.

Pronunciation

democrat

/ˈdɛməkrat/