Proponent meaning

prə-pōnənt
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The definition of a proponent is someone who is in favor of something or who advocates for a cause.

An example of a proponent is a person lobbying for gun reform.

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A person who makes a proposal or proposition.
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One who argues in support of something; an advocate.
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One who propounds something, esp. a will for probate.
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Party advancing a cause or position.
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One who supports something; an advocate.
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Making proposals; proposing.
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A person who espouses or supports a cause, etc.
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Origin of proponent

  • Latin prōpōnēns prōpōnent- present participle of prōpōnere to set forth propose

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

  • From Latin proponens, present participle of prōpōnere (“to put forward; propose")

    From Wiktionary