Meaning of “activism” in the English Dictionary

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activismnoun [ U ]

us /ˈæk·təˌvɪz·əm/

the use of direct and public methods to try to bring about esp. social and political changes that you and others want:

political/social activism
noun [ C ] us /ˈæk·tə·vɪst/

a civil-rights activist

(Definition of “activism” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)