Definitions for advocateˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ad•vo•cateˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt(v.; n.)-cat•ed, -cat•ing
(v.t.)to support or urge by argument; recommend publicly:
to advocate higher salaries for teachers.
(n.)a person who speaks or writes in support of a cause, person, etc. (usu. fol. by of):
an advocate of military intervention.
a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor.
a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law.
Origin of advocate:
1300–50; ME avocat < MF < L advocātus legal counselor, orig. ptp. of advocāre to call to one's aid
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
advocate(verb)ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; n. -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt
to encourage others to support an idea
groups advocating change
advocate(noun)ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; n. -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt
sb who advocates an idea
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
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".
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'advocate' in Verbs Frequency: #801
Translations for advocate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a supporter, a person who is in favour (of)
an advocate of reform.
- مُؤَيِّد، مُنَاصِرArabic
- defensorPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Fürsprecher(in), JuristGerman
- fortaler; forkæmperDanish
- مدافع؛ طرفدارFarsi
- תוֹמֵך, סָנֵגוֹרHebrew
- penganjur, penyokongIndonesian
- sostenitore, sostenitrice, avvocatoItalian
- rėmėjas, šalininkasLithuanian
- aizstāvis; piekritējsLatvian
- forkjemper, talsmannNorwegian
- مدافع؛ طرفدارPersian
- مدافع، طرفدارPashto
- adept, susţinătorRomanian
- obhajca, -kyňaSlovak
- förespråkare, försvarareSwedish
- savunucu, taraftarTurkish
- 提倡者Chinese (Trad.)
- прихильник, прибічникUkrainian
- حامی ، حمایتی، وکیلUrdu
- người ủng hộVietnamese
- 提倡者，拥护者Chinese (Simp.)
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