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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grassrootsadjective


    "the grassroots factor in making the decision"

  2. grassrootsadjective

    of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group

    "a grassroots movement for nuclear disarmament"


  1. grassrootsadjective

    Of, or relating to people or society at the local level; of the grass roots


  1. grassroots

    Grassroots refers to the ordinary people in a society or organization, especially as contrasted with the leaders or the elite. It also refers to activities and movements that originate among these ordinary people, often at a local level, and are driven by community interests, aiming for social, political, or economic change. These activities or movements are often characterized by spontaneous organization and lack of formal structure.


  1. Grassroots

    A grassroots movement is one driven by the politics of a community. The term implies that the creation of the movement and the group supporting it are natural and spontaneous, highlighting the differences between this and a movement that is orchestrated by traditional power structures. Grassroots movements are often at the local level, as many volunteers in the community give their time to support the local party, which can lead to helping the national party. For instance, a grassroots movement can lead to significant voter registration for a political party, which in turn helps the state and national parties.

Editors Contribution

  1. grassroots

    The citizens of a country involved in politics that engage with a socialist political party or independent socialist politician through their membership and support and focus on cocreating in the order of priority of optimum health, human rights, right to life, civil rights, democracy, stability, ethical, fair, just, moral, equal and shared prosperity for all, socialism, socialist unity government, socialist policies, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, the fasttrack building of public housing on public land using nationalized construction organizations and public service construction employees, maintenance of current public housing, right to free education, right to parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, cocreation of equal and identical pay for all and a universal living income, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances

    Grassroots politics is the empowerment of people and the knowing that people's voices are heard and communicated through the structures of a political party or independent politician

    Submitted by MaryC on April 10, 2020  

  2. grassroots

    The citizens of a country involved in politics.

    The people power at the grassroots of society are a collective voice.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 22, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grassroots in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grassroots in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of grassroots in a Sentence

  1. T.Ollyvar:

    Start living the life you envision for yourself, don't just hope to live it. Begin from the grassroots then grow along”

  2. Tom Perez:

    Well the most important thing we're going to do is to build a fair, level playing field for everybody, i welcome the debate. I think there is going to be a bumper crop of candidates and that the American people are going to see a very robust Democratic Party. What will unite all of them is that they are all fighting for a better deal and a brighter future and better tomorrows for everyone, not just a few at the top. And what we're doing at the DNC is making sure we build the infrastructure, the organizing infrastructure, the technology infrastructure so that whoever ... becomes the nominee that they can walk into a DNC that enables them to sprint across the finish line.Listen hereWhile Perez said he hopes ideas and ideals are what helps to unite his party, it may just be mutual disgust for Trump that will act as the super glue for Democrats.Below are some of excerpts of my interview with DNC Chairman Tom Perez. This QA has been edited for brevity, clarity and flow.Mark Preston: As you look at the current state of play right now, what is the Democratic plan to address Donald Trump in this off year?Tom Perez: Step one is that we have to take on Donald Trump in all of these areas that he's trying to take America back, and make America weak, not make America great. Equally important though, we can't simply be against Donald Trump. We've got to articulate what we are for, and we have always been fighting for a fair shake for everyone. Listen hereFollow CNN OpinionJoin us on Twitter and FacebookPreston: (W)hen you were running for chairman, ... it was a bit of a contentious fight. There was a lot of criticism from the grassroots about the battle between establishment Democrats and grassroots Democrats. ... What is being done behind the scenes to try to bridge the divide between those two (factions)?Perez: Every single day we are leading with our values. ... If we want to address income inequality in this country, one of the most important things we can do is support efforts for people to unionize and form a union. When unions succeed, the middle class succeeds. When unions succeed, income inequality goes down, and what we have to do as a party is be out there on the issues that matter the most to people: health care, good jobs, the efforts to cut support for public education, we have to articulate what we stand for.

  3. Kirstin Alvanitakis:

    Having him on the call, talking to our grassroots supporters, these are people who have been working very hard all through the year -- it was very motivating.

  4. Ken Cuccinelli:

    I have been speaking to many grassroots conservative activists around the country who are very enthusiastic for Governor DeSantis to run for president in 2024, the energy is there, grassroots conservatives see the governor as a leader and a fighter with a winning conservative track record who will lead the Republican Party to victory in 2024. Based on those conversations, I am most confident that we will build an unmatched grassroots political army for Governor DeSantis to help carry him to the White House.

  5. Bernie Sanders:

    We have spoken to tens and thousands of people, and we have put together an unprecedentedly strong grassroots, this is a moment I want to thank people of Iowa for their hospitality, and thank them for seriousness of purpose, we look forward to a victory tomorrow night... It's not just our agenda, as strong and powerful as that agenda is, it is grassroots movement.

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