Definition of socialist in English:

socialist

noun

  • A person who advocates or practises socialism.

    ‘she was a lifelong socialist’
    • ‘For socialists it is a message against capitalism, and a signpost for the future.’
    • ‘How should revolutionary socialists relate to reformist ideas and organisations?’
    • ‘He always remained a revolutionary socialist despite the background he came from.’
    • ‘The title and presentation of this book will give it an appeal to many socialists and union activists.’
    • ‘He was a fighter and socialist who was committed to working class revolution.’
    left-wing, fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist
    left-winger, fabian, syndicalist, utopian socialist
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adjective

  • Adhering to or based on the principles of socialism.

    ‘the history of socialist movement’
    • ‘The bombings may simply have brought thousands more socialist voters to the polls.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Poland remains mired in nationalist politics and socialist economics.’
    • ‘Neither did the prospect of socialist revolution seem as immediate as in the 1920s and 1930s.’
    • ‘As far as the great EU socialist leaders are concerned, the mob rules in America.’
    • ‘That in turn requires the growth of democratic, secular and socialist forces.’
    • ‘Labour unions adopted it, as did socialist organizations of all kinds.’
    • ‘Socialist organising involves both established routine and new initiatives and inventiveness.’
    • ‘First, we soon find that there has been no socialist revolution.’
    • ‘After World War II, opinion was socialist and practice was free market; currently, opinion is free market and practice is heavily socialist.’
    • ‘Kamala has been a socialist activist for 10 years.’
    • ‘Is he the great socialist pretender, taking his place amongst the regal, instead of the people?’
    • ‘Even as it proclaimed a socialist state in 1960, it was relying on these sources for half of its development funds.’
    • ‘The socialist system lost its balance; the idea of Israel teetered.’
    • ‘Just think what a socialist policy could do with the amount they are receiving.’
    • ‘As people act to change the world, so they experience feelings of collectivity and solidarity which open them to socialist ideas.’
    • ‘Will's own writings made his socialist ideas clear.’
    • ‘It was not clear who the protesters were but many were dressed in black and some carried Communist Party and socialist flags.’
    • ‘I would like to see contained in each article a new and innovative socialist solution to the problems mentioned.’
    • ‘At most, it had some cultural capital under the socialist regime.’
    • ‘The second is the deepening employment crisis caused by the collapse of the old socialist industries.’

Pronunciation

socialist

/ˈsəʊʃ(ə)lɪst/