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Synonyms for nation
ˈneɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. state, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politic(noun)

    a politically organized body of people under a single government

    "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"

    Synonyms:
    landed estate, state of matter, body politic, commonwealth, ground, farming, province, res publica, kingdom, solid ground, state, dry land, estate, realm, land, country, soil, area, acres, republic, demesne, earth, democracy, rural area, terra firma, domain

  2. nation, land, country(noun)

    the people who live in a nation or country

    "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"

    Synonyms:
    landed estate, res publica, body politic, commonwealth, ground, rural area, state, area, kingdom, solid ground, dry land, estate, realm, land, country, soil, farming, acres, demesne, earth, terra firma, domain

  3. Nation, Carry Nation, Carry Amelia Moore Nation(noun)

    United States prohibitionist who raided saloons and destroyed bottles of liquor with a hatchet (1846-1911)

    Synonyms:
    state, res publica, land, commonwealth, country, body politic

  4. nation(noun)

    a federation of tribes (especially Native American tribes)

    "the Shawnee nation"

    Synonyms:
    state, res publica, land, commonwealth, country, body politic

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nation

    A community is in general terms the aggregate of persons inhabiting any territory in common and viewed as having common interests; a commonwealth is such a body of persons having a common government, especially a republican government; as, the commonwealth of Massachusetts. A community may be very small; a commonwealth is ordinarily of considerable extent. A people is the aggregate of any public community, either in distinction from their rulers or as including them; a race is a division of mankind in the line of origin and ancestry; the people of the United States includes members of almost every race. The use of people as signifying persons collectively, as in the statement "The hall was full of people," has been severely criticized, but is old and accepted English, and may fitly be classed as idiomatic, and often better than persons, by reason of its collectivism. As Dean Alford suggests, it would make a strange transformation of the old hymn "All people that on earth do dwell" to sing "All persons that on earth do dwell." A state is an organized political community considered in its corporate capacity as "a body politic and corporate;" as, a legislative act is the act of the state; every citizen is entitled to the protection of the state. A nation is an organized political community considered with reference to the persons composing it as having certain definite boundaries, a definite number of citizens, etc. The members of a people are referred to as persons or individuals; the individual members of a state or nation are called citizens or subjects. The population of a country is simply the aggregate of persons residing within its borders, without reference to race, organization, or allegiance; unnaturalized residents form part of the population, but not of the nation, possessing none of the rights and being subject to none of the duties of citizens. In American usage State signifies one commonwealth of the federal union known as the United States. Tribe is now almost wholly applied to rude peoples with very imperfect political organization; as, the Indian tribes; nomadic tribes. Compare MOB.

    Synonyms:
    commonwealth, community, people, population, race, state, tribe

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. nation

    Synonyms:
    race, people, realm, community, commonwealth, state

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    state, commonwealth, realm, nationality

  2. nation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    people, community, population, race

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How to use nation in a sentence?

  1. Don Garber:

    We have always said we are trying to build a soccer nation in America, that soccer nation has arrived.

  2. James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology:

    Look at the stealth and sophistication of foreign nation state APTs who break through even the most sophisticated layers of security daily and tell me why they would just give our completely unprotected election systems a pass

  3. Sospeter Muhongo:

    I have decided to resign to bring a conclusion to this never ending debate so the nation can focus on other important issues for national development, i did not do anything wrong and I did not steal any money. My record speaks for itself, I am incorruptible.

  4. Steve Englebright:

    This means that despite the mood of anti-science in our nation, the disbelief in Washington to climate change, that states can lead the way.

  5. Donald Trump on Saturday:

    Our nation is too divided.


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