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What does activist mean?
An activist is a person who engages in activism—the practice of taking direct action to achieve political or social goals.
An activist may support a particular cause (or range of causes) or oppose it.
In any case, an activist tries to achieve such goals through direct (and continued) actions, such as protests, lawsuits, lobbying, petitions, and strikes.
The word activist implies that the person takes such actions consistently—that they are consistently active in these pursuits. For example, protesting is a form of activism, but someone who attends one protest probably wouldn’t be called an activist (unless they continue to take such actions).
The word activist is often preceded by a word referring to the kind of cause the activist is involved in, as in political activist or animal rights activist.
It can also be used as an adjective to describe such people or their activities, as in activist lawyer or activist organization.
Example: The prominent activist is known for organizing this summer’s mass protests.
Where does activist come from?
The first records of the word activist come from around the early 1900s. It’s a combination of active and the suffix –ist, which indicates a person who practices something or holds certain principles. The related suffix -ism is used in words that refer to such practices or doctrines, such as activism.
Activism implies active participation in a cause—participation that is consistent and lasts. The word is sometimes used in terms that imply that someone has a specific agenda. This is the case in terms like activist judge, which implies that such a judge will not be objective or impartial and will instead make rulings based on a specific agenda.
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How is activist used in real life?
People who are called activists typically work for or against change in political and social areas.
Nadine Gordimer was a fearless anti-apartheid activist and writer who kept the true face of racism right in front of us, in all its complexity.
She was awarded the 1991 #NobelPrize in Literature and was born #OnThisDay in 1923. pic.twitter.com/mZOnzwJN8X
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) November 20, 2020
Tonight we feature in ‘Edgeland’ a new work by sound artist @hayleysuviste which previews on @BBCRadio3 at 10. It is an exploration of Mcr’s shared green spaces & shines a light on the activists, academics & local people who have taken up the fight against corporate interests. pic.twitter.com/iB1h4LblAO
— Save RyeBank Fields (@ryebankfields) November 20, 2020
Being a social justice activist, organizer or advocate calls on us to do the “non-sexy” work. Doing the research and homework isn’t sexy. However, nothing causes more detriment to the movement than a loud voice that speaks purely from a place of emotion while ignoring facts.
— Joseph Shepard, MPA (@JShepard_17) November 18, 2020
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How to use activist in a sentence
Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin in 2010 and 2014 and became a favorite of GOP activists as he battled public sector unions.
In a proposal that meets activists in the middle, Fischer announced that the department will retain social workers to support and assist officers on dispatch runs.The policing reforms in the Breonna Taylor settlement, explained|Fabiola Cineas|September 17, 2020|Vox
You can, of course, also volunteer with an activist group — whether it’s Extinction Rebellion, the Sunrise Movement, or Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future — and put your body in the street to nonviolently disrupt business as usual and demand change.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money.|Sigal Samuel|September 17, 2020|Vox
An LGBTQ activist and journalist in Cuba says authorities on Wednesday threatened to arrest him.Cuban authorities threaten to arrest LGBTQ activist, journalist|Michael K. Lavers|September 17, 2020|Washington Blade
“Today, Facebook caved to a pressure campaign by far-left activists, effectively censoring our effort to inform voters about Democrat threats to women’s athletics,” Schilling said.Facebook slaps fact check on ads stoking fears about transgender kids in girls sports|Chris Johnson|September 15, 2020|Washington Blade
Jacob Cordova, 27, is the latest activist to be jailed for their activities.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic|Brandy Zadrozny|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A new book from gay rights activist Marc Solomon sets the record straight about how gay marriage victories were really won.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The reason: activist government and unionized government often work at cross purposes.How Public Sector Unions Divide the Democrats|Daniel DiSalvo|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Vlad Burlutskiy is a civic and political activist from Russia who fled the country last year due to increasing threats.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Larry Kramer, the renowned activist and playwright, was invited to talk after a last minute cancelation.The LGBT Center That Changed Our Lives|Justin Jones|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We are not speaking of a reactionary revolution but of the "activist."The New Society|Walther Rathenau
This school of medicine advocated a return to clinical observation and a reduction of activist intervention.
Well, it made me realize that he would like to be active in some kind of—activist.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
They are concerned about unethical conduct by public officials, and discouraged by activist courts that try to redefine marriage.State of the Union Addresses of George W. Bush|George W. Bush
It is the fear lest abroad it may be imagined that there really is an "activist" movement in Belgium.