advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent(noun)
a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader(verb)
a lawyer who pleads cases in court
recommend, urge, advocate(verb)
push for something
"The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
speak, plead, or argue in favor of
"The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel.
Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor.
A person who speaks in support of something.
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.
To argue for someone else.
To encourage support for something.
I like trees, but I do not advocate living in them.
Origin: From avocat, from advocatus, past participle of advocare.
one who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor
one who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth
christ, considered as an intercessor
to plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly
to act as advocate
Origin: [See Advocate, n., Advoke, Avow.]
An advocate is a type of professional lawyer in several different legal systems. These include Scotland, Belgium, South Africa, India, Scandinavian jurisdictions, Israel, and the British Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. The broad equivalent in many English law-based jurisdictions is "barrister".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad′vo-kāt, n. an intercessor or defender: one who pleads the cause of another, esp. in a court of law in Scotland and France.—v.t. to plead in favour of: to recommend.—ns. Advocā′tion; Ad′vocator.—Lord Advocate, the first law-officer of the crown and public prosecutor of crimes for Scotland. [O. Fr. avocat—L. advocatus—advocāre, -ātum—ad, to, vocāre, to call: to call in (another to help, as in a lawsuit or in sickness).]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'advocate' in Verbs Frequency: #801
The numerical value of advocate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of advocate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
I don't think the Catholic bishops should be intimidating parishioners to advocate for any particular candidate.
Never play the Devil's Advocate. Your words could be the difference between success and failure in someone else.
It's ego, it's a way to build their brand identity. They get a platform during the debates, they are able to advocate their positions.
He who carries out one good deed acquires one advocate in his own behalf, and he who commits one transgression acquires one accuser against himself. Repentance and good works are like a shield against calamity.
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Translations for advocate
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- поддръжник, защитник, застъпвам се за, адвока́тка, адвока́тBulgarian
- právníčka, právník, advokát, obhájceCzech
- verteidigen, plädieren, Rechtsanwältin, RechtsanwaltGerman
- υποστηρικτής, συνήγορος, υπέρμαχος, υπερασπιστήςGreek
- abogar, representante, portavoz, abogada, abogado, recomendar, vocero, defensorSpanish
- puhua puolesta, kannattaja, kannattaa, puoltaja, asianajaja, puolustaa, puolestapuhujaFinnish
- avocate, porte-parole, plaider, préconiser, avocatFrench
- կողմնակից, փաստաբան, իրավաբանArmenian
- pengacara, pembelaIndonesian
- advokato, pledar, rekomendarIdo
- sostenitore, avvocata, avvocato, sostenitriceItalian
- עוֹרֵך דִיןHebrew
- 説く, 主張, 支持Japanese
- അഭിഭാഷകന്, വക്കീല്Malayalam
- avukat, diffensur, avukatessa, diffensuraMaltese
- verdediger, aanbevelen, bepleiten, advocate, verdedigster, advocaat, voorstanderDutch
- adwokatka, adwokatPolish
- advogado, defender, representante, advocar, [[argumentar]] [[a favor]], advogada, defensorPortuguese
- побо́рник, сторо́нница, выступа́ть в защи́ту, защи́тница, побо́рница, сторо́нник, выступа́ть, адвока́т, отста́ивать, приве́рженка, защи́тник, пропаганди́ровать, приве́рженецRussian
- zagovornik, zagovarjati, zagovornica, podpornik, podpornica, podpiratiSlovene
- mbrojtës, avokatAlbanian
- förespråka, förespråkare, advokat, pläderaSwedish
- jilavogan, hilavogan, lavoganVolapük
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