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On the Bandwagon 1100 Words You Need Week 32 Day 4

On the Bandwagon 1100 Words You Need

On the Bandwagon 1100 Words You Need Week 32 Day 4 with authentic materials and examples, synonyms, antonyms, illustrated flashcards and text-to-speech for GRE, TOEFL & IELTS

joining with the majority, going along with the trend, blend in, get along with, follow a particular trend, integrate, adapt, adjust, conform, espouse, embrace

If you’re like a lot of kids, you probably pick one of the teams to root for during the game. If you do this, you’ve just jumped on that team’s bandwagon…at least for one game!

A bandwagon is a real thing. As the name suggests, it’s a wagon used to carry a band in a parade or a circus.

The phrase “jump on the bandwagon” got its start in American politics way back in 1848. Dan Rice was a popular circus clown at that time. When he decided to run for political office, he used his bandwagon and its music to draw attention to his campaign.

His bandwagon drew plenty of attention, and his campaign became successful. As he gained more supporters, other politicians tried to get seats on Rice’s bandwagon. By jumping on Rice’s bandwagon, they hoped that his success would rub off on them.

Psychologists would say that these other politicians hoped to benefit from the “bandwagon effect.” The bandwagon effect is a form of groupthink: people act a certain way or believe in something because many others are doing so.

Source: https://wonderopolis.org

Antonym: reject

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