policy

noun
1 plan of action
ADJECTIVE
clear, coherent
explicit, specific
strict
conscious, deliberate

a deliberate policy to involve people of all ages

effective
sensible
controversial
flawed, misguided, short-sighted

the need to reform our flawed agricultural policy

disastrous
official, public
federal, government, party
company
editorial

The magazine has a misguided editorial policy.

domestic, internal, national, regional
foreign, international
expansionist, interventionary, protectionist, etc.
open-door

an open-door policy for migrant workers

affirmative-action (AmE)

affirmative-action policies that aim to help members of historically disadvantaged groups

zero-tolerance

We have a zero-tolerance policy for drugs.

agricultural, defence/defense, drug, drugs (BrE), economic, education, educational, employment, energy, environmental, financial, fiscal, health, housing, immigration, macroeconomic, monetary, security, social, tax, trade, transport (esp. BrE), etc.
admissions

Some have criticized universities for their admissions policies.

VERB + POLICY
design, develop, formulate, frame, influence, shape
determine, dictate

a doctrine that would dictate American foreign policy for some time to come

establish, implement, institute, introduce, set
adopt, carry out, enact, enforce, follow, pursue

The government followed a policy of restraint in public spending.

have, operate

The company operates a strict no-smoking policy.

advocate, approve, endorse, favour/favor, promote, support
oppose
reverse
abandon
POLICY + VERB
be aimed at sth, be designed to do sth

a policy aimed at halting economic recession

policies designed to support and encourage marriage

govern sth

policies governing the management of the environment

affect sb/sth

Their economic policies affect us all.

prohibit sth

a policy prohibiting sexual harassment

POLICY + NOUN
decision, making
proposal, recommendation
objective
issue

the need to address public policy issues at the national level

change, reform, review
agenda
document, statement
adviser, analyst, expert, maker, wonk (esp. AmE)

a policy adviser who made his name as a health reformer

PREPOSITION
policy of

The company's policy of expansion has created many new jobs.

policy on

the party's policy on housing

PHRASES
a matter of policy

It is a matter of company policy that we do not disclose the names of clients.

2 insurance contract
ADJECTIVE
insurance
buildings and contents (BrE), home and contents (AmE), home contents (BrE), household contents (BrE)
auto (AmE), motor (BrE)
life, life-assurance (BrE), life-insurance
endowment, pension (both BrE)
VERB + POLICY
take out
renew
POLICY + VERB
cover sb/sth

The policy covers (you for) accidental loss or damage.

expire
POLICY + NOUN
holder
schedule (BrE)
PREPOSITION
in a/the policy

risks defined in the policy

under a/the policy

the types of claims covered under the policy


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  • policy — pol‧i‧cy [ˈpɒlsi ǁ ˈpɑː ] noun plural policies 1. [countable] also inˈsurance ˌpolicy INSURANCE a contract with an insurance company, or an official written statement giving all the details of such a contract: • She did not realize that her… …   Financial and business terms

  • Policy — Pol i*cy, n. [F. police; cf. Pr. polissia, Sp. p[ o]lizia, It. p[ o]lizza; of uncertain origin; cf. L. pollex thumb (as being used in pressing the seal), in LL. also, seal; or cf. LL. politicum, poleticum, polecticum, L. polyptychum, account book …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • policy — pol·i·cy 1 / pä lə sē/ n pl cies: an overall plan, principle, or guideline; esp: one formulated outside of the judiciary obligated to consider legislative policy on the matter in their decision policy 2 n pl cies: a contract of insurance; also:… …   Law dictionary

  • policy — policy1 [päl′ə sē] n. pl. policies [ME policie < OFr < L politia < Gr politeia: see POLICE] 1. a) Obs. government or polity b) Now Rare political wisdom or cunning 2. wise, expedient, or prudent conduct or management …   English World dictionary

  • Policy — Pol i*cy, n.; pl. {Policies}. [L. politia, Gr. ?; cf. F. police, Of. police. See {Police}, n.] 1. Civil polity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The settled method by which the government and affairs of a nation are, or may be, administered; a system of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • policy — Ⅰ. policy [1] ► NOUN (pl. policies) 1) a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by an organization or individual. 2) archaic prudent or expedient conduct or action. ORIGIN Greek politeia citizenship , from polis city . Ⅱ …   English terms dictionary

  • Policy — Pol i*cy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Policied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Policying}.] To regulate by laws; to reduce to order. [Obs.] Policying of cities. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • policy — There are two separate words with this spelling: (1) meaning ‘a course or principle of action’ derived ultimately from the Greek word polis ‘city’, and (2) meaning ‘a contract of insurance’ derived ultimately from the Greek word apodeixis… …   Modern English usage

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  • Policy — This article is about policies in general. For government policy, see Public policy. For other uses, see Policy (disambiguation). A policy is typically described as a principle or rule to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s). The term… …   Wikipedia

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