Definitions for Advocacyˈæd və kə si
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Advocacy
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ad•vo•ca•cyˈæd və kə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.
the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending a cause or course of action; active espousal:
their tireless advocacy of states' rights.
Origin of advocacy:
1375–1425; < ML
active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
advocacy(noun)ˈæd və kə si
the activity of advocating
the profession of an advocate
the act of arguing in favour of, or supporting something
the practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard
the act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession
Advocacy is a political process by an individual or group which aims to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions. Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or polls or the filing of an amicus brief. Lobbying is a form of advocacy where a direct approach is made to legislators on an issue which plays a significant role in modern politics. Research is beginning to explore how advocacy groups in the U.S. and Canada are using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.
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