Definitions for advocateˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent(noun)

    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

  2. advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader(verb)

    a lawyer who pleads cases in court

  3. recommend, urge, advocate(verb)

    push for something

    "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

  4. preach, advocate(verb)

    speak, plead, or argue in favor of

    "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"

Wiktionary

  1. advocate(Noun)

    Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel.

  2. advocate(Noun)

    Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor.

  3. advocate(Noun)

    A person who speaks in support of something.

  4. advocate(Noun)

    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.

  5. advocate(Verb)

    To argue for someone else.

  6. advocate(Verb)

    To encourage support for something.

    I like trees, but I do not advocate living in them.

  7. Origin: From avocat, from advocatus, past participle of advocare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advocate(noun)

    one who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor

  2. Advocate(noun)

    one who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth

  3. Advocate(noun)

    christ, considered as an intercessor

  4. Advocate(noun)

    to plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly

  5. Advocate(verb)

    to act as advocate

  6. Origin: [See Advocate, n., Advoke, Avow.]

Freebase

  1. 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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Advocate

    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. advocatusadvocāre, -ātumad, to, vocāre, to call: to call in (another to help, as in a lawsuit or in sickness).]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'advocate' in Verbs Frequency: #801

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advocate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advocate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nabeel Rajab:

    Jailing every human rights advocate will not stop us.

  2. Sameer Hinduja:

    You are going to be a much better advocate for yourself.

  3. BROBSON LUTZ:

    We were never wet. It was never wet," Lutz told the Advocate.

  4. Ohio Gov. John Kasich:

    In no way do I advocate, you know, saying mean things about people.

  5. Thomas Shomo:

    Yes. They were of concern, they appeared to advocate or approve of violence.

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Translations for advocate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • адвака́тBelarusian
  • 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
  • סנגורHebrew
  • կողմնակից, փաստաբան, իրավաբանArmenian
  • pengacara, pembelaIndonesian
  • advokato, pledar, rekomendarIdo
  • sostenitore, avvocata, avvocato, sostenitriceItalian
  • עוֹרֵך דִיןHebrew
  • 説く, 主張, 支持Japanese
  • ស្មាក្ដីKhmer
  • 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
  • abogadoTagalog
  • jilavogan, hilavogan, lavoganVolapük
  • 主張Chinese

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