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"socialist" in British English

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socialistnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsəʊ.ʃəl.ɪst/  us   /ˈsoʊ-/
a ​supporter of ​socialism or ​member of a socialist ​politicalparty: He was a socialist all his ​life.

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socialistadjective

uk   /ˈsəʊ.ʃəl.ɪst/  us   /ˈsoʊ-/
supporting or ​relating to ​socialism: socialist ​policies
(Definition of socialist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"socialist" in American English

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socialistadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsoʊ·ʃə·lɪst/
having to do with socialism: Socialist ​ideas are not as ​radical as we ​oncethought.

socialistnoun [C]

 /ˈsoʊ·ʃə·ləst/
a ​person who ​believes in or ​belongs to a ​party that ​supports socialism: He is a ​dedicated socialist.
(Definition of socialist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"socialist" in Business English

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socialistadjective

uk   us   /ˈsəʊʃəlɪst/ POLITICS, ECONOMICS
supporting or ​relating to socialism: To a man with his socialist beliefs, the ​idea of ​selling his ​hard-earned scientific ​knowledge is unthinkable. The last 20 ​years has seen the ​transformation of India's sleepy socialist ​economy into a ​dynamicengine of ​internationalization and ​growth. a socialist country/​government/​party socialist ​culture/​ideology/​politics

socialistnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsəʊʃəlɪst/
someone who ​supports socialism: He is a ​committed socialist. the ​election of a socialist as Chile's new ​president
(Definition of socialist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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