Definitions for Advocacyˈæd və kə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•vo•ca•cyˈæd və kə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocacy, protagonism(noun)

    active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. advocacy(noun)ˈæd və kə si

    the activity of advocating


  1. advocacy(Noun)

    the profession of an advocate

  2. advocacy(Noun)

    the act of arguing in favour of, or supporting something

  3. advocacy(Noun)

    the practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advocacy(noun)

    the act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession


  1. Advocacy

    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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