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ac·tiv·ism

 (ăk′tə-vĭz′əm)
n.
The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause.

ac·tiv·ist′ic adj.
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activism

(ˈæktɪˌvɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a policy of taking direct and often militant action to achieve an end, esp a political or social one
ˈactivist n
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ac•tiv•ism

(ˈæk təˌvɪz əm)

n.
the practice of vigorous action or involvement as a means of achieving political or other goals, as by demonstrations, protests, etc.
[1905–10; < German]
ac′tiv•ist, n., adj.
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activism

the attitude of taking an active part in events, especially in a social context. — activist, n.
See also: Politics
the attitude of taking an active part in events, especially in a social context. — activist, n.
See also: Society
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.activism - a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goalactivism - a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal
policy - a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group; "it was a policy of retribution"; "a politician keeps changing his policies"
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activism

noun action, force, exertion He believed in political activism to achieve justice.
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Translations
aktivismus
aktivizam
aktivisme

activism

[ˈæktɪvɪzəm] Nactivismo m
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activism

[ˈæktɪvɪzəm] nactivisme m
political activism → activisme politique
environmental activism → militantisme m écologique
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activism

nAktivismus m
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Talking to reporter on Tuesday, a social activist Robina said that it was imperative to have an easy access to justice for women of far-flung areas as they had log been deprived of by the past governments.
The social activist along with his supporters tried to throw garbage outside the office of Sindh Minister for Local Bodies Saeed Ghani at Teen Talwar.
Social activist, Robina while commenting on the subject said the proper implementation of the law was need of the hour from the authorities concerned to root out this menace.
'Every time we notice illegal cutting of trees we point it out to the forest department, but it seems the department is not taking action,' said Lawangeen Khan, a social activist in Mingora.
MITHI -- Town Committee Chelhar organized Amar Chandar Sharma Night Cricket Tournament in the memory of social activist Late Chandar Sharma at Chachi Ground Chelhar.
LAHORE -- Social activist Sardar Azam Rasheed and others on Friday revealed the reality of a blackmailing gang which is involved in character assassination of the Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
The forest, villages and in fact the whole ecosystem along river Indravati is in trouble," said a social activist.
God has called a follower of Jesus to be a social activist in order to continue the mission of Jesus by contributing to the building of the Kingdom of God or Reign of God.
President of Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement, and well known Social activist as Chairman Al Jabbar Trust He is also prominent business man in Pakistan as Chairman of Mazen Schools, Editor-in-Chief of two daily News papers and President of CBR Housing Society Islamabad.
Summary: Supreme Court bench asked the social activist to approach the competent authority in the central government for security
New Delhi: Social activist Swami Agnivesh was on Friday abused and thrashed outside the BJP headquarters when he went there to pay tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose body was lying in state for people to pay homage.

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