Dictionary.com

democratic

[ dem-uh-krat-ik ]
/ ˌdɛm əˈkræt ɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective
pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy.
pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: democratic treatment.
advocating or upholding democracy.
(initial capital letter)Politics.
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of the Democratic Party.
  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the Democratic-Republican Party.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also dem·o·crat·i·cal .

Origin of democratic

1595–1605; <French démocratique or Medieval Latin dēmocraticus, both <Greek dēmokratikós, equivalent to dēmokrat(ía) (see democracy) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM democratic

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use democratic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for democratic

democratic
/ (ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk) /

adjective
of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to the principles of democracy
upholding or favouring democracy or the interests of the common people
popular with or for the benefit of alldemocratic sports

Derived forms of democratic

democratically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK