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1. policy

noun. ['ˈpɑːləsi'] a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group.

Synonyms

  • centralism
  • ultramontanism
  • beggar-my-neighbour policy
  • activism
  • beggar-my-neighbour strategy
  • containment
  • obscurantism
  • Thatcherism
  • beggar-my-neighbor policy
  • plan of action
  • moderationism

Antonyms

  • interference
  • intervention
  • nonintervention
  • con

Etymology

  • police (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • polizza (Italian)
  • policie (French)
  • politia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Policy

  • accuracy
  • adequacy
  • advocacy
  • agassi
  • almasy
  • argosy
  • aristocracy
  • autocracy
  • barkocy
  • biopharmacy
  • bluesy
  • bureaucracy
  • candidacy
  • celibacy
  • confederacy
  • confederacy
  • conspiracy
  • courtesy
  • degeneracy
  • delicacy

How do you pronounce policy?

Pronounce policy as ˈpɑləsi.

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Sentences with policy


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you write your own life policy, the agent dies when you do.

Quotes about policy


1. I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy - worse than Vietnam, not in the number who died, but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region.
- Madeleine Albright

2. Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
- Thomas Jefferson

3. There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.
- Barack Obama

2. policy-making

adjective. concerned with policy, not administration.

Antonyms

  • unpolitical

3. policy

noun. ['ˈpɑːləsi'] a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government.

Synonyms

  • argument
  • argumentation
  • party line
  • zero-tolerance policy
  • line of reasoning
  • clericalism
  • logical argument
  • line
  • plank
  • social policy
  • economic policy
  • Zionism

Antonyms

  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • empty
  • dissuasion

Etymology

  • police (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • polizza (Italian)
  • policie (French)
  • politia (Latin)

4. policy

noun. ['ˈpɑːləsi'] written contract or certificate of insurance.

Synonyms

  • insurance policy
  • floater
  • contract
  • insurance

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • natural object
  • curve
  • straight line

Etymology

  • police (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • polizza (Italian)
  • policie (French)
  • politia (Latin)
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