an especially active, vigorous advocate of a cause, especially a political cause.
of or relating to activism or activists: an activist organization for environmental concern.
advocating or opposing a cause or issue vigorously, especially a political cause: Activist opponents of the president picketed the White House.
- non·ac·tiv·ist, adjective, noun
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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.Former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is working with Pence on debate preparations, people familiar with sessions say | Robert Costa | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The reason: activist government and unionized government often work at cross purposes.
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Larry Kramer, the renowned activist and playwright, was invited to talk after a last minute cancelation.
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.