popu-

(Latin: people)

populacy
The populace or common people.
popular
1. Regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general.
2. Treated with favor, approval, or affection by an acquaintance or acquaintances: "He's my most popular friend."
3. Representing the people; especially, the common people: "There is popular agreement against going war."
4. Of the people as a whole; especially, of all citizens of a nation or state qualified to participate in an election: popular suffrage; the popular vote; popular representation.
5. Prevailing among the people generally: "There is a popular trend for laptop computers."
6. Suited to or intended for the general masses of people.
7. Adapted to ordinary intelligence or taste; such as, popular articles on science.
8. Suited to the means of ordinary people; not expensive: "Popular prices on all tickets to the movie were offered."
populares
The people or the people's party, in ancient Rome, as opposed to the optimates.

Populares, "Favoring the people (singular popularis), were aristocratic leaders in the late Roman Republic who tried to use the peoples' assemblies in an effort to break the stranglehold of the nobiles and optimates on political power.

Optimates, "The Best of Men" (singular, optimas), were the aristocratic faction of the later Roman Republic. They wanted to limit the power of the popular assemblies and the Tribunes of the Plebs, and to extend power to the Senate, which was viewed as more stable and more dedicated to the well-being of Rome.

popularism
1. Music which has been adapted to the understanding and to the taste of the majority of people.
2. Popularism (Italian: popolarismo) is a political doctrine conceived by Don Luigi Sturzo as a middle way between Socialism and Liberalism and opposed to Fascism because of its stress on Democracy.

Popularism is said to represent a more politically correct alternative term since in Latin countries of Europe and the Americas populism is strongly derogatory and typically equated to dictatorial policies or fascist regimes.

popularist
popularity
1. The quality or state of being popular, especially the situation whereby someone or something is widely admired, accepted, or sought after.
2. Admiration, approval, or acceptance of someone or something by people in general or by a group of people.
3. The desire or demand for something; such as, a manufactured product.
popularization, popularisation
1. An interpretation that is easily understandable and acceptable by most people.
2. The act of making something attractive to the general public.
popularize, popularization
1. To make popular.
2. To present in a widely understandable or acceptable form.
3. To make understandable to the general public.
4. To cater to popular taste in order to make something popular and to present to the general public; to bring into general or common use.
popularized
1. To make popular.
2. To present in a widely understandable or acceptable form.
popularizer
A person who makes something or someone attractive to the general public.
popularly
1. By the people as a whole; generally; widely; in most situations: "It is a fictitious story popularly accepted as true."
2. For popular taste; for the general masses of people.
2. By nonspecialists; by the general public, as distinct from specialists
populate, populated, populating
1. To fill with people or to supply with inhabitants; as by colonization; to people.
2. To live in; to inhabit; to be inhabitants of.
population, populations
1. The total number of people inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area.
2. The body of inhabitants of a place; such as, the population of a city.
3. The number or body of inhabitants of a particular race or class in a place; such as, the working-class population.
4. Any finite or infinite aggregation of individuals, not necessarily animate, subject to a statistical study.
5. The assemblage of a specific type of organism living in a given area.
6. All of the individuals of one species in a given area.
7. The act or process of populating.
populator
Someone who populates.
populism
1. Any of various, often antiestablishment or anti-intellectual political movements or philosophies that offer unorthodox solutions or policies and appeal to the common person rather than according with traditional party or partisan ideologies.
2. Grass-roots democracy; working-class activism; egalitarianism.
3. Representation or extolling of the common person, the working class, the underdog.
4, The political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggles with the privileged elite.

Related "people, human" word units: anthropo-; demo-; ethno-; ochlo-; publi-.