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The use of direct, often confrontational action, such as a demonstration or strike, in opposition to or support of a cause.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a policy of taking direct and often militant action to achieve an end, esp a political or social one
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ac•tiv•ism(ˈæk təˌvɪz əm)
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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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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|Noun||1.||activism - 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[ˈæktɪvɪzəm] N → activismo m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
activism[ˈæktɪvɪzəm] n → activisme m
political activism → activisme politique
environmental activism → militantisme m écologique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Aktivismus m
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