- The definition of an advocate is someone who fights for something or someone, especially someone who fights for the rights of others.
An example of an advocate is a lawyer who specializes in child protection and who speaks for abused children in court.
- Advocate is defined as to speak, write or stand up for something or someone.
An example of advocate is a parent fighting for special education services for her child.
advocate definition by Webster's New World
- a person who pleads another's cause; specif., a lawyer
- a person who speaks or writes in support of something: an advocate of lower taxes
Origin: Middle English advocat, avocat ; from Classical Latin advocatus, a counselor ; from advocare, to summon (for aid) ; from ad-, to plush vocare, to call
- advocator noun
advocate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb ad·vo·cat·ed, ad·vo·cat·ing, ad·vo·cates
- One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender: an advocate of civil rights.
- One that pleads in another's behalf; an intercessor: advocates for abused children and spouses.
- A lawyer.
Origin: From Middle English advocat, lawyer, from Old French advocat, from Latin advocātus, past participle of advocāre, to summon for counsel : ad-, ad- + vocāre, to call; see wekw- in Indo-European roots.
- adˌvo·caˈtion noun
- adˌvo·caˈtive, ad·vocˈa·toˌry adjective
- adˈvo·caˌtor noun
advocate - Legal Definition