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“environmentalist” in English

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environmentalistnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˌvaɪ.rənˈmen.təl.ɪst/ us /ɪnˌvaɪ.rənˈmen.t̬əl.ɪst/

Examples from literature

  • Although the Cuban “organoponic revolution” was based on necessity rather than choice, environmentalists have celebrated it as a huge step forward in showing what can be achieved with organic methods. 
  • Environmentalists criticized Borlaug’s work, which they claimed led to reliance on a single crop, inequality, malnutrition, and the loss of natural wildlife. 
  • This has led to criticism from environmentalists who feel that the term organic no longer represents the ideals of organic farming. 

(Definition of “environmentalist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“environmentalist” in American English

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environmentalistnoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˌvɑɪ·rənˈmen·təl·ɪst, -ˌvɑɪ·ərn-/

earth science a person who has a specially strong interest in or knowledge of the natural environment, and who wants to preserve it and prevent damage to it:

Environmentalists are working to improve the quality of our lakes and rivers.

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

“environmentalist” in Business English

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environmentalistnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˌvaɪərənˈmentəlɪst/ us ENVIRONMENT

a person who studies the environment or believes that it must be protected from damage by human activities:

Environmentalists would like to see even more ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
an environmentalist group/movement

(Definition of “environmentalist” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)