|Demagogue [ DEM-uh'-gog, -gawg ]|
|[ noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb ]|
|1. (n.) a person or leader who appeals to the prejudices or passions of the people to gain power|
2. (n.) in ancient times, a leader who champions the cause of the masses
3. (intr. v.) to speak or behave like a demagogue
4. (tr. v.) to treat an issue like a demagogue; obscure an issue with prejudice, emotions, etc.
|USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :|
|He was a gifted demagogue and succeeded in uniting the workers in order to demand for better working conditions.|