Advocate is defined as to speak, write or stand up for something or someone.(verb)
An example of advocate is a parent fighting for special education services for her child.
The definition of an advocate is someone who fights for something or someone, especially someone who fights for the rights of others.(noun)
An example of an advocate is a lawyer who specializes in child protection and who speaks for abused children in court.
See advocate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME advocat, avocat < L advocatus, a counselor < advocare, to summon (for aid) < ad-, to + vocare, to call
See advocate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb ad·vo·cat·ed, ad·vo·cat·ing, ad·vo·cates
Origin: From Middle English advocat, lawyer
Origin: , from Old French advocat
Origin: , from Latin advocātus
Origin: , past participle of advocāre, to summon for counsel
Origin: : ad-, ad-
Origin: + vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
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