Definitions for activist
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word activist.
a militant reformer
advocating or engaged in activism
one who is politically active in the role of a citizen; especially, one who campaigns for change
one who is conspicuously active in carrying out any occupational or professional functions.
Behaving as an activist.
Activism (or Advocacy) consists of efforts to promote, impede, direct or intervene in social, political, economic or environmental reform with the desire to make changes in society toward a perceived greater good. Forms of activism range from mandate building in a community (including writing letters to newspapers), petitioning elected officials, running or contributing to a political campaign, preferential patronage (or boycott) of businesses, and demonstrative forms of activism like rallies, street marches, strikes, sit-ins, or hunger strikes. Activism may be performed on a day-to-day basis in a wide variety of ways, including through the creation of art (artivism), computer hacking (hacktivism), or simply in how one chooses to spend their money (economic activism). For example, the refusal to buy clothes or other merchandise from a company as a protest against the exploitation of workers by that company could be considered an expression of activism. However, the most highly visible and impactful activism often comes in the form of collective action, in which numerous individuals coordinate an act of protest together in order to make a bigger impact. Collective action that is purposeful, organized, and sustained over a period of time becomes known as a social movement.Historically, activists have used literature, including pamphlets, tracts, and books to disseminate or propagate their messages and attempt to persuade their readers of the justice of their cause. Research has now begun to explore how contemporary activist groups use social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action combining politics with technology. Left-wing and right-wing online activists often use different tactics. Hashtag activism and offline protest are more common on the left. Working strategically with partisan media, migrating to alternative platforms, and manipulation of mainstream media are more common on the right. In addition, the perception of increased left-wing activism in science and academia may decrease conservative trust in science and motivate some forms of conservative activism, including on college campuses. Some scholars have also shown how the influence of very wealthy Americans is a form of activism.
An activist is an individual who strongly supports, advocates or campaigns for a particular social, political, environmental, or economic cause or change. This person uses various methods such as protest, demonstration, education, fundraising, or policy-making to draw attention to their cause, promote their values, and enact change.
An activist is a person who strongly advocates for political or social change, often being directly involved in actions such as protesting, campaigning, or lobbying. Activists are typically driven by strong beliefs or convictions related to a particular cause or issue and aim to raise awareness, promote, or implement changes in society or government policy.
For all adults to engage in politics, to have knowledge of current politics and government and use communication and technology to proactively cocreate with others optimum health, human rights, world peace, socialism, freedom and the proactive change we require throughout the world in line with the universes truth and the collective plan for the evolution of humanity
Activist behavior is important in life as it empowers people to express how they feel and what they choose to cocreate in their country
Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2021
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Rank popularity for the word 'activist' in Nouns Frequency: #2551
The numerical value of activist in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of activist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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If a person calls himself a civil rights activist and is anti-gun, he is a fraud. Gun rights are civil rights.
We've been in the somewhat invisible primary -- the activist organizing stage, etc., for some time now.
The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.
To a very large extent he is half-lawyer, half-social activist. From a lawyer's perspective he is unprofessional, he's a controversial but impressive figure.
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- ناشطة, ناشطArabic
- актыві́стка, актыві́стBelarusian
- активи́ст, активи́сткаBulgarian
- Aktivist, AktivistinGerman
- activiste, militantFrench
- פעיל, פעילהHebrew
- aktywista, działaczPolish
- activistă, activistRomanian
- активи́ст, активи́сткаRussian
- etkinci, eylemci, aktivistTurkish
- активі́ст, активі́сткаUkrainian
- phần tử tích cựcVietnamese
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