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Advocate

Advocate

WordNet



noun


(1)   A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
(2)   A lawyer who pleads cases in court

verb


(3)   Speak, plead, or argue in favour of
"The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
(4)   Push for something
"The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. A person who argues the case of another, such as a lawyer in a court.
    The lawyer was one of a few good child advocates in town.
  2. A person who speaks in support of something.
    She has been a strong advocate for reform.
  3. A person who supports someone to make their voice heard, or ideally to speak up for themselves.
    Since she started working with her advocate she has become much more confident.

Verb



  1. To argue for someone else.
  2. To encourage support for something.
    I like trees, but I do not advocate living in them.