V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: an entire group of voters

Synonyms: electors, voters

Antonyms: the disenfranchised

Tips: Electorate is related to the word elect, which is the job of those included in the body of the electorate. It may also be useful to note that electorate is almost always used in the singular, even though it is referring to a group of people (much like the word "group" itself).

Usage Examples:

Experts are already making predictions about which way the electorate will vote in November. (voters)

Interest groups often lobby Congress rather than the general electorate. (electors, voters)

It is hoped that representatives of the electorate will actually represent the wishes of the people. (electors, voters)

The general electorate turned out in large numbers for what promised to be a very close election. (voters)

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