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activist

noun

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a person who uses or supports strong actions (such as public protests) to help make changes in politics or society
  • Antiwar activists were protesting in the streets.
  • political activists

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The first known use of activist was in 1917

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“Activist.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/activist. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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