ideology


ideology
noun
ADJECTIVE
dominant, prevailing
official
competing, opposing

They are divided by opposing ideologies.

shared

They're rooted in a shared ideology.

underlying

the underlying ideology of neoliberalism

core

These businesses have a core ideology of which profit is but one ideal.

coherent

The party's policies were based on prejudice rather than on any coherent ideology.

powerful, strong
narrow

the narrow ideology of the extreme right

radical

the radical ideology of the French Revolution

evil, hateful (esp. AmE)

They share a hateful ideology that rejects tolerance.

cultural, economic, gender (esp. AmE), political, racial, religious

Gender ideology still has an important role in determining how couples allocate household tasks.

bourgeois, capitalist, communist, extremist, feminist, fundamentalist, liberal, Marxist, nationalist, revolutionary, socialist, etc.
VERB + IDEOLOGY
have

The party had a Marxist ideology.

adopt, embrace, espouse, support

They distanced themselves from the upper class and adopted a communist ideology.

promote, spread

They want to spread their ideology of hope.

impose

an ideology imposed by an elite group

share

They share a common political ideology.

base

a unique ideology based on the concept of service

challenge

This ideology was challenged in the early twentieth century.

reject

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