What does Advocacy mean?
Definitions for Advocacy
ˈæd və kə siad·vo·ca·cy
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active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
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
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of pleading; vindication; defence; apology: a word in little use.
Etymology: from advocate.
If any there are who are of opinion, that there are no antipodes, or that the stars do fall, they shall not want herein the applause or advocacy of Satan. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. i.
Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions. Advocacy includes activities and publications to influence public policy, laws and budgets by using facts, their relationships, the media, and messaging to educate government officials and the public. Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes, including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research. Lobbying (often by lobby groups) is a form of advocacy where a direct approach is made to legislators on a specific issue or specific piece of legislation. Research has started to address how advocacy groups in the United States and Canada are using social media to facilitate civic engagement and collective action.
the act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession
Etymology: [OF. advocatie, LL. advocatia. See Advocate.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ad′vo-ka-si, n. the function of an advocate: a pleading for: defence. [See Advocate.]
The numerical value of Advocacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Advocacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of Advocacy in a Sentence
I have known Trey for years and worked with him when he served in Congress, his legal skills and his advocacy will serve the President well. Trey's command of the law is well known and his service on Capitol Hill will be a great asset as a member of our team.
I've dealt with quite a few veterans dying right outside the gates of Vets Advocacy, if you have the right program and the right processes in place from the beginning, those deaths would've been preventable.
Open Doors applauds the Biden administration for taking a stand against China’s human rights violations with a diplomatic boycott, however, today, as the leading advocacy group focused on religious freedom, Open Doors USA calls on every Christian in the United States to join this Olympic boycott in the name of persecuted Christians and Muslims in China.
I understand those who are outraged at the hypocrisy of this President when he complains about bullying, harassment and nastiness when it's used against him or his allies and he uses it as a regular tool every day, but the President's tactics and behavior should never be emulated. It should be repudiated by organized, well-informed and passionate advocacy.
The stigma of mental illness was just so demoralizing at the time when I was diagnosed that I couldn't come out. I couldn't really seek the treatment I needed. It just took a lot of self-advocacy.
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Translations for Advocacy
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- تَأْييد, مناصرة, الدعوةArabic
- застъ̀пничество, адвока́тство, подкрепа, защи́таBulgarian
- Interessenvertretung, Befürwortung, FürspracheGerman
- apoyo, defensaSpanish
- دفاع، طرفداریPersian
- kannatus, asianajo, kannattaminenFinnish
- promotion, plaidoyer, barreau, mobilisationFrench
- patrocínio assequámurLatin
- засту́пничество, пропаганда, адвока́тство, адвокату́ра, подде́ржка, защи́таRussian
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