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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.

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

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.

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
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"

activism

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

activism

[ˈæktɪvɪzəm] Nactivismo m

activism

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

activism

nAktivismus m
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