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A person who campaigns to bring about political or social change:‘police arrested three activists’‘a committed animal rights activist’
- ‘We enjoy the fact that he likes to describe himself not as a patron or benefactor but as a literary activist.’
- ‘The account is based on interviews with union leaders, activists, and political leaders.’
- ‘Dependence on the federal goverment has made political activists out of many beet farmers.’
- ‘Activists are warning our farmers a similar disaster could happen to them.’
- ‘To date, this has not dissuaded the media or the activists who are determined to find a smoking gun.’
- ‘The activists say this is the start of a statewide movement to stop biotech agriculture in California.’
- ‘The corporation, activists claim, is simply out to make "monopoly profits" from food on which millions depend.’
- ‘The column was written by a collective of women and some men, many of them prominent academics and media activists in their own right.’
- ‘Scientists claim genetically modified foods are safe; meanwhile, activists are blasting the opposite message at consumers.’
- ‘You have been called a social activist and writer with a message and mission.’
Campaigning to bring about political or social change:‘activist groups around the world are organizing solidarity events’‘a green-leaning activist magazine’
- ‘Despite the work's dynamic and activist nature, one could not help wondering about an apparent contradiction.’
- ‘Her response was activist in tone, as she incorporated the request into the artwork itself.’
- ‘The legislature has made such designations, and has been uncomfortable with the executive branch taking an activist role.’
- ‘Our co-op is made up of extremely committed and activist members.’
- ‘We explicitly do not have an activist short-term-oriented policy.’
- ‘The exhibit focuses on recent activist art by Chicago-based artists.’
- ‘Preservation is an inherently conservative endeavor that the liberal senator has helped radicalize into an activist pursuit.’
- ‘The combination of unfettered finance and activist monetary management has been a recipe for momentous inflation.’
- ‘He warns us against the scourge of "protectionism," an inevitable response to the global imbalances his activist inflationary policies have fostered.’
- ‘His latest book has a more activist agenda, albeit one that's cloaked as a continuation of his architecture lessons.’
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