Advocate meaning

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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.

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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.

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To speak, plead, or argue in favor of.

Advocate a vegan diet.

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Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor. [from 14th c.]
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One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender.

An advocate of civil rights.

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A person who speaks or writes in support of something.

An advocate of lower taxes.

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To encourage support for something.

I like trees, but I do not advocate living in them.

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One that pleads in another's behalf; an intercessor.

Advocates for abused children and spouses.

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A person who supports others to make their voices heard, or ideally for them to speak up for themselves.

Since she started working with her advocate, she has become much more confident.

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A person who speaks in support of something. [from 18th c.]
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To plead in favour of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.
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A lawyer.
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To speak or write in support of; be in favor of.
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One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
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Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel. [from 14th c.]
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To act as an advocate.

Advocated for more stringent crime laws.

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A person who pleads another's cause; specif., a lawyer.
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Origin of advocate

  • 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 wekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French avocat, from Latin advocātus, past participle of advocāre (“to call for”).

    From Wiktionary