Meaning of CONSERVATIVE in English

CONSERVATIVE

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a conservative estimate (= deliberately low )

By conservative estimates, 2.5 million people die each year from smoking cigarettes.

a traditional/conservative approach

This is different from the traditional approach to high school teaching.

the Conservative/Liberal Democrat/Socialist etc leader (= leader of a political party )

the Conservative leader, David Cameron

the Labour/Conservative/Social Democratic etc government

In August 1931, the Labour government collapsed.

vote Conservative/Democrat etc (= vote for someone who is Conservative etc )

Cubans in the city of Miami have traditionally voted Republican.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

agenda

In retrospect, that is a conservative agenda .

You can't bring the country together and drive through the conservative agenda at the same time.

Bush won this election because, from the start, he went beyond the old conservative agenda .

I can help keep a conservative agenda in the House.

commentator

Even very conservative commentators can regard the conditions within some prisons as morally intolerable to a civilized community.

But while Mr Mitterrand won praise and respect abroad, he often drew sharp criticism at home, especially from conservative commentators .

Phil Gramm of Texas at 5. 7 percent and conservative commentator Pat Buchanan at 3. 9 percent.

The tone then was set by conservative commentator and unsuccessful presidential contender Pat Buchanan, who forecast a cultural and religious war.

Gramm said he had to win Louisiana, but was trounced by conservative commentator Patrick Buchanan.

The conservative commentator visited South Carolina last week after his win in the New Hampshire primary.

democrat

John Tanner, another conservative Democrat .

estimate

Even this conservative estimate of problem loans amounts to a striking 8% of the total loans in banks' portfolios.

But on conservative estimates its size is likely to triple by 2025.

At a conservative estimate the water was nearly a yard deep, even near the edge.

Any differences that emerged could therefore be regarded as conservative estimates for the species as a whole.

Duke reckoned it at a mile and three-quarters; the most conservative estimates put it at over a mile.

By conservative estimates , the agency has pared 2, 200 jobs in the past two years through attrition and early retirement.

All the data published on the effect of gill-nets on small cetaceans probably represents a conservative estimate of the number of deaths.

A conservative estimate is that 6 percent are homeless.

forces

But conservative forces have begun to show signs of a slight retrenchment in their assaults on the president's agenda.

The initiative moved firmly back into the hands of more conservative forces within the government.

Far from being a new threat, evolutionism was something that the conservative forces had been battling with for several decades.

The conservative forces were successful at first.

government

He says that he feels most workers would think that they have survived despite the conservative government , not because of it.

The belief in a less restrictive conservative government has foundation.

group

That's the option favoured by the conservative group .

The Washington Legal Foundation, a conservative group , has challenged the program in Texas.

In the conservative group the overall incidence of stenosis will be very similar to that of the invasive group.

It has been claimed that criminals, sportsmen and senior government officials are the most conservative groups in every country.

majority

Its conservative majority seemed to be moving steadily against the New Deal from 1935.

The ruling highlighted the strength of the conservative majority on the current Supreme Court.

It was alleged that there was an in-built conservative majority .

opposition

The conservative opposition managed to prevent any real discussion of political change.

In the past three months, all major opinion polls have placed the conservative opposition ahead of the government.

The conservative opposition was composed of the privileged orders and institutions whose position had been challenged by liberal legislation.

Yet family-planning funds to Third World countries have been limited because of conservative opposition .

In the light of this document, conservative opposition to the constitution all but disappeared.

Mrs Cresson has already several times hinted that parliament may be dissolved if the conservative opposition tries to block government bills.

party

You are a man of the left, yet you are in a government backed by a conservative party .

The leader of the conservative party , Lucas Alaman, was selected as president of the group.

Without him, the conservative party closed its ranks and remained in power.

I hope the people who have suffered from the recession will continue to support the conservative party .

There was a swing of almost 8 % against the conservative parties .

Now we are left with a choice of two conservative parties .

One Nation won only three seats compared with 11 at the previous election; but it took votes from the conservative parties .

politician

The takeover of power by conservative politicians lasted only three days.

Some conservative politicians were inclined to agree.

Finally, and most significantly, he was not a military man, but a lawyer and former conservative politician .

Dozens of prominent conservative politicians and activists are working to generate memorials to honor the 90-year-old Reagan.

No, say conservative politicians and industrialists, who are campaigning to save the nuclear plants.

position

Thomas also avoided taking avowedly conservative positions on controversial issues such as criminal justice and abortion.

Taken in its own terms, the conservative position is unanswerable.

We now think of an insistence on grammatical correctness as a conservative position .

republican

John McCain, a conservative Republican from Arizona.

state

Women very quickly got left out of the picture and it was a very conservative state that took over.

South Carolina proved why it is one of the three most conservative states in the union-along with Utah and Mississippi.

Desperate to win in the third most conservative state , Bush threw in his lot with the religious right.

Mary Landrieu, D-La., won her seat by 5, 788 votes, squeaking by conservative State Rep.

view

He had terrifyingly conservative views on the ordination of women.

They use it to promote conservative views .

But on other prominent subjects, many more students are embracing staunchly conservative views .

But with his conservative views on welfare and other issues affecting women, he was hardly our ideal candidate.

The commission also said Brown is prone to inserting conservative views into opinions.

vote

Her great threat to the Howard government is to split the conservative vote three ways.

The religious conservative vote is perhaps more influential in South Carolina than in any state.

wing

In fact, some party stalwarts, particularly those from the religious conservative wing begged him to seek the nomination.

He recalled watching the Democrats rebuff their own conservative wing until they lost their majority.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the Labour/Conservative/Green etc vote

Although the Labour vote was still six million, its numbers were lower than at any time since 1910.

But anti-Tory feeling in a recession-battered area has polarised the Labour vote to his disadvantage.

But the Green vote has disintegrated.

Her great threat to the Howard government is to split the conservative vote three ways.

The ardent left-winger helped launch the Red Wedge pop-meets-politics movement to boost the Labour vote in the 1987 general election.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a conservative newspaper columnist

a conservative rural community

Despite Dave's quiet, conservative appearance, he has a wicked sense of humor.

Even conservative dressers should update their wardrobes from time to time.

June's parents were very conservative and wouldn't allow her to date till she was 18.

middle-aged men in conservative business suits

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But this latest phase has now also emboldened Bush to press forward with his agenda in strong, conservative strokes.

Dear old staid, conservative , non-violent Britain.

On a conservative estimate, there are now about 5,000 books or articles that deal with it, at least in part.

The left is hardly vigorous today; and, for the moment, there seems little chance of mobilizing a conservative society.

They're also fairly conservative when it comes to social attitudes.

They are as morally conservative as their parents.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

economic

Gramm may not win over economic conservatives .

Gramm had hoped to cobble a winning coalition of social and economic conservatives .

fiscal

He was a fiscal conservative even during the Reagan deficit years.

All the leading Republican governors qualify as fiscal conservatives .

Now, the fiscal conservatives of the east coast have come out on top.

political

None of the existing forms of political reflection-conservative, liberal, socialist, Gandhian-have faced this problem openly.

He came out of the war a hero and a political conservative .

While he denies substantive impacts, he is a staunch political conservative .

religious

To religious conservatives , however, even these tentative and moderate reforms were undesirable and alarming.

After a ferocious election campaign, religious conservatives lost their majority on the board in November.

Lena is a staunch religious conservative who slaps her atheistic daughter across the face.

Some religious conservatives have opposed the act, saying it unfairly penalizes people to overprotect lesser forms of life.

These days, the evolution issue is symbolic of the legislative influence of religious conservatives .

But the candidate himself continues to court religious conservatives with fiery attacks on abortion and on Sen.

By some estimates, as many as 2 of every 5 Iowa Republican voters are religious conservatives .

Still, Buchanan appeals to abortion opponents, gun rights advocates and religious conservatives .

republican

It was loathed by the Republican conservatives and the private-power interests.

Dole will argue that he is the one candidate who may bridge the differences among Republican conservatives .

The principal goal of Republican conservatives is to reverse the Roe v Wade ruling.

social

Bush is not viewed as a strong ally by social conservatives .

Mr Forbes will also have to persuade wary social conservatives , especially pro-lifers.

He is attracting all sorts of working folks, Ross Perot supporters, social conservatives and Reagan Democrats.

Still, many social conservatives in Colorado Springs are less concerned with party ideology than defeating Clinton.

Gramm had hoped to cobble a winning coalition of social and economic conservatives .

Those who govern the existing system, no matter how left-wing and revolutionary their political ideologies, are social conservatives .

staunch

Both men are staunch conservatives , but of the two Lott is the more ideological and aggressive.

Forbes is a staunch conservative , but the liberal Jerry Brown once proposed a similar plan.

Lena is a staunch religious conservative who slaps her atheistic daughter across the face.

While he denies substantive impacts, he is a staunch political conservative .

■ VERB

win

Mitch McConnell, a conservative , won his third term.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

conservative with a small 'c'/democrat with a small 'd' etc

the Labour/Conservative/Green etc vote

Although the Labour vote was still six million, its numbers were lower than at any time since 1910.

But anti-Tory feeling in a recession-battered area has polarised the Labour vote to his disadvantage.

But the Green vote has disintegrated.

Her great threat to the Howard government is to split the conservative vote three ways.

The ardent left-winger helped launch the Red Wedge pop-meets-politics movement to boost the Labour vote in the 1987 general election.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

According to a recent poll, the governor has lost support among conservatives.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Both men are staunch conservatives, but of the two Lott is the more ideological and aggressive.

But the Rehnquist court is supposed to be composed of conservatives.

But there are conservatives, who, while acknowledging the successes of quantum mechanical methods, caution against complacency.

He, the apparent conservative , is the wild tiger, it turns out.

Phil Gramm of Texas made speeches in which they wholeheartedly embraced the agenda of religious conservatives.

They ranged across the political spectrum from rightwing conservatives to left-wing socialists.

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