activist or campaigner


English, GB
I'm trying to better understand the connotations of each of these words, and especially how they are different from each other?
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    American English
    We discuss words in sentences with context, so it's difficult to help without those. Have you tried our in context feature? Often, seeing the words in contemporary context will give you a sense of their use and their connotations.

    In general, I would say that one man's activist is another man's campaigner, just as one man's trash is another man's treasure, just as one group's terrorist is another group's freedom-fighter.