The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.(noun)
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Use "advocacy" in a sentence
"GOLDBERG: Al Manar -- Al Man adds new meaning to the term advocacy journalism."
"Perhaps his advocacy is against Bush rather than for Kerry, but he grasps that the only practical channel for that advocacy is supporting the Democratic nominee, regardless of the compromises that support entails for folks of Chomsky's ideological stripes."
"Does your position flow from concerns about political expediency (ie., gun control advocacy is bad for progressive politics)?"