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activismnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈæk.tɪ.vɪ.zəm/
the use of ​direct and ​noticeableaction to ​achieve a ​result, usually a ​political or ​social one: black/​student activism The ​levels of political activism in this ​country have ​greatlydeclined.

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activismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈæk·təˌvɪz·əm/
the use of ​direct and ​publicmethods to ​try to ​bring about esp. ​social and ​politicalchanges that you and ​otherswant: political/​social activism
activist
noun [C]  us   /ˈæk·tə·vɪst/
a civil-rights activist
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