society


society
noun
1 people who have shared customs and laws
ADJECTIVE
larger, wider

the position of women within the family and the wider society

entire, whole

An entire society has been corrupted.

contemporary, modern
traditional
mainstream

a place for people excluded from mainstream society

new

He wanted to create a new society.

advanced

the role of women in an advanced industrial society

primitive
complex
egalitarian, free, just, liberal, open
closed
civilized, good, humane

a vision of the good society

affluent

the consumerist values of the affluent society

consumer, consumerist
disposable (esp. AmE), throwaway (esp. BrE)

Our disposable society must be encouraged to recycle.

permissive
diverse, multicultural, multiracial, pluralistic

the celebration of a culturally diverse society

divided, stratified

Years of high unemployment have left society deeply divided.

civil

the relationship between the state and civil society

secular
human

a theory on the basis of human society

class
classless
tribal
matriarchal, patriarchal
male-dominated
bourgeois
high

She was marrying into Rio's high society.

capitalist, democratic, feudal, political, socialist, etc.
industrial, post-industrial, pre-industrial

governments in the advanced industrial societies

agricultural, information, scientific, technological

the global information society

Islamic, Muslim, Western, etc.
rural, urban, village (BrE)
global
decent, polite

Such language would not be used in polite society.

VERB + SOCIETY
build, create

the struggle to build a just society

change, shape, transform
become

the path to becoming a secular society

permeate, pervade

the greed that pervades modern society

dominate
fit into

Prisoners often have problems fitting into society on their release.

live in

We live in a society dominated by men.

polarize
SOCIETY + VERB
be based on sth

a society based on social justice

become

US society is becoming more unequal.

PREPOSITION
in (a) society, within (a) society

the role of television in modern Western society

PHRASES
a cross-section of society

The clinic deals with a wide cross-section of society.

the fabric of society

The civil war tore apart the fabric of society.

the higher echelons of society, the top echelons of society

Officers were drawn largely from the top echelons of society.

a level of society, a rank of society, a stratum of society

Child cruelty exists at all levels of society.

a member of society

welfare reforms to protect the most vulnerable members of society

an outcast from society, an outcast of society

She devoted herself to helping the outcasts of society.

a pillar of society

He considered himself to be a pillar of society.

One of the pillars of society must be that everyone has access to the legal system.

your place in society, your rank in society

A person's job is one of the factors that determines their place in society.

a contributing member of society (esp. AmE), a productive member of society

We help offenders to become productive members of society.

the rest of society

He felt isolated from the rest of society.

a section of society, a sector of society, a segment of society

Every section of society must have access to education.

society as a whole

The research examines minorities and their relation to society as a whole.

society at large

Health standards have risen in society at large.

society in general

the benefits for society in general

the structure of society

the class structure of our society

2 organization formed for a particular purpose
ADJECTIVE
debating, drama (esp. BrE), dramatic (esp. BrE), historical, horticultural (BrE), music, musical (esp. BrE), religious, etc.

a member of an amateur dramatic society

medical, professional, scientific, etc.

He is a member of numerous professional societies.

local

a local historical society

secret
VERB + SOCIETY
belong to

She belongs to the historical society.

become a member of, join
create, establish, form, found, set up, start
PREPOSITION
in a/the society

She was active in the Society for Women's Suffrage.

society for

a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals

society of

the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders


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