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dogma, dogmatic, dogmatize - vocabulary

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dogma, dogmatic, dogmatize - noun, adjective, verb

 

noun

Dogma: a systems of tenets or principles, often from a church; prescribed doctrine, as in political dogma; a settled or established belief or opinion.

adjective

Dogmatic: often used to describe a person who rigidly adheres to a belief or who tries to convert others to that belief.

verb

Dogmatize: to express one’s firm set of beliefs.

We think that if we simply call someone conservative, anti-choice and anti-civil rights, that's enough to scare people to our side. But that tired dogma won't hunt in today's electorate, which is far more independent-thinking and complex in its views on values than our side presumes.

—Dan Gerstein “Base Dogma” Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2006

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