democracy

noun
ADJECTIVE
genuine, real, true
stable
political
constitutional, parliamentary, participatory, representative
direct
industrial, liberal
multiparty
modern, new
Western
VERB + DEMOCRACY
believe in, promote, support

people who believe in true democracy

defend, fight for, protect
build, create, establish
bring, spread
restore

The military regime has promised to restore democracy soon.

undermine
PREPOSITION
in a/the democracy

We live in a multiparty democracy.

PHRASES
the road to democracy

the need to overcome political apathy and advance on the road to democracy

the spread of democracy

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