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Definition of "advocate" []

  • To speak, plead, or argue in favor of. See Synonyms at support. (verb-transitive)
  • One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender: an advocate of civil rights. (noun)
  • One that pleads in another's behalf; an intercessor: advocates for abused children and spouses. (noun)
  • A lawyer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "advocate" in a sentence
  • "The approach you seem to advocate is to simply bracket all questions about the referrents of mentalistic terms, and proceed according to intuitionism."
  • "One of the great purposes of the procedure which I am about to advocate is to give support and strength to these brilliant and patriotic members and to proclaim to them that the whole nation stands behind them."
  • "The temptation to participate in the public dialogue as an advocate is considerable."