What does activism mean?

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ˈæk təˌvɪz əmac·tivism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. activismnoun

    a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal


  1. activismnoun

    The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue.


  1. Activism

    Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis. Activism can take a wide range of forms from writing letters to newspapers or politicians, political campaigning, economic activism such as boycotts or preferentially patronizing businesses, rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, and hunger strikes. Research is beginning to explore how activist groups in the U.S. and Canada are using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.

Editors Contribution

  1. activism

    The act, fact and quality of being an activist

    Activism is important within society to ensure we achieve optimum health, world peace and the UN sustainable development goals asap

    Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of activism in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of activism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of activism in a Sentence

  1. Joe Rospars:

    The entire agenda of the Democratic Party is on the line in 2022. There's a 50-50 Senate, the House is close, there are key races up and down the ballot in states, and Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama want to make sure that great candidates have the team that they need to build the best kind of modern campaign organization that gets the most votes and the most activism and volunteerism and grassroots donation energy that they can find.

  2. Felix Tamsut:

    Generally speaking, the situation is much better than it used to be 20 to 30 years ago, and that's largely thanks to the ultra movement and fan activism in general, but anti-Semitism is slowly returning to being a thing in German society, so it's bound to have some sort of an effect on the game.

  3. Scott Morrison:

    I mean this is just another form of activism that I think runs against the national interest. The national interest is people being able to farm their own land.

  4. Geo Group:

    It's unfortunate that misleading political activism has been allowed to impact a decade-long banking relationship.

  5. Brad Allen:

    There will be a healthy dose of activism fueled by very unhappy shareholders.

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