activist

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active +‎ -ist

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activist (plural activists)

  1. One who is politically active in the role of a citizen; especially, one who campaigns for change.
    • 2013 August 10, “Can China clean up fast enough?”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8848: 
      It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.
  2. One who is conspicuously active in carrying out any occupational or professional functions.

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activist (comparative more activist, superlative most activist)

  1. Behaving as an activist.
    • 1971 September 26, “They Will Affect The Nation For Years To Come”, New York Times:
      Even in the area of free speech, Justice Harlan sometimes emerged as more activist than his brother
    • 2009 December 10, “Angst Over GM's Activist Board”, BusinessWeek: 
      Now GM has what may well be the most activist board ever.
    • 2012 June 1, “Gov. Christie's court pick blocked”, Cherry Hill Courier Post (NJ):
      Gov. Chris Christie has long complained that New Jersey's Supreme Court is too liberal and too activist

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activist m (plural activiștifeminine equivalent activistă)

  1. activist

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