Need another word that means the same as “suffrage”? Find 7 synonyms and 30 related words for “suffrage” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Suffrage” are: right to vote, vote, franchise, voting rights, the vote, enfranchisement, ballot
Suffrage as a Noun
Definitions of "Suffrage" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “suffrage” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment.
- Intercessory prayers, especially those for the dead.
- The right to vote in political elections.
- A vote given in assent to a proposal or in favour of the election of a particular person.
- A series of petitions pronounced by the priest with the responses of the congregation.
- (in the Book of Common Prayer) the intercessory petitions pronounced by a priest in the Litany.
Synonyms of "Suffrage" as a noun (7 Words)
|ballot||The total number of votes cast in a ballot.|
He won 54 per cent of the ballot.
|enfranchisement||Liberation from imprisonment or slavery.|
The World War hastened the enfranchisement of women.
|franchise||A business or service given a franchise to operate.|
The franchise was limited to Estonian citizens.
|right to vote||The hand that is on the right side of the body.|
|the vote||A legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment.|
|vote||The total number of voters who participated.|
There were only 17 votes in favor of the motion.
|voting rights||A choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative.|
Usage Examples of "Suffrage" as a noun
- The women's suffrage movement.
- The suffrages of the community.
- Universal adult suffrage.
Associations of "Suffrage" (30 Words)
|abstain||Formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.|
She intends to abstain from sex before marriage.
|abstention||Restraint in one’s consumption; abstinence.|
A resolution passed by 126 votes to none with six abstentions.
|autonomy||(in Kantian moral philosophy) the capacity of an agent to act in accordance with objective morality rather than under the influence of desires.|
Economic autonomy is still a long way off for many women.
|ballot||Vote by ballot.|
Ambulance crews balloted unanimously to reject the deal.
|candidate||A politician who is running for public office.|
Candidates applying for this position should be computer literate.
|choose||Pick out select or choose from a number of alternatives.|
I ll stay as long as I choose.
|chosen||One who is the object of choice; who is given preference.|
He is by no means a forerunner in his chosen field.
|cloture||Terminate debate by calling for a vote.|
A cloture motion.
|democracy||A state governed under a system of democracy.|
Demands for greater democracy.
|democratic||Representing or appealing to or adapted for the benefit of the people at large.|
Democratic art forms.
|democratize||Introduce democratic reforms; of nations.|
Mass production has not democratized fashion.
|disfranchise||Deprive of voting rights.|
|elect||Selected as the best.|
More people elected to work at home.
|election||A vote to select the winner of a position or political office.|
The 1860 presidential election.
|elective||(of a course of study) chosen by the student rather than compulsory.|
He had never held elective office.
|elector||In the US a member of the electoral college.|
Close to 60 per cent of the 60 000 registered electors voted.
|electorate||The area represented by one Member of Parliament.|
75 per cent of the electorate voted for a Scottish parliament in some form.
|enfranchise||Give (a town) the right to be represented in Parliament.|
A proposal that foreigners should be enfranchised for local elections.
|favour||An inclination to approve.|
I ve come to ask you a favour.
|hustings||A meeting at which candidates in an election address potential voters.|
I was out on the hustings talking to people.
|incoming||Coming to settle in a country; immigrant.|
An incoming call.
|liberty||The personification of liberty as a female figure.|
Liberty perfect liberty to think or feel or do just as one pleases.
|plebiscite||A law enacted by the plebeians’ assembly.|
The administration will hold a plebiscite for the approval of constitutional reforms.
|poll||Cut off the top of a tree or plant typically to encourage further growth pollard.|
The country went to the polls on March 10.
|president||The elected head of a republican state.|
The president of the European Union.
|referendum||A legislative act is referred for final approval to a popular vote by the electorate.|
|responsive||Responding readily and with interest.|
Children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience.
|suffragette||A woman advocate of women’s right to vote (especially a militant advocate in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century.|
|vote||Express one s choice or preference by vote.|
None of the Democrats voted last night.
|voter||A citizen who has a legal right to vote.|