What does Advocate mean?
Definitions for Advocate
ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪtad·vo·cate
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advocate, advocator, proponent, exponentnoun
a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleaderverb
a lawyer who pleads cases in court
recommend, urge, advocateverb
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.
Etymology: From avocat, from advocatus, past participle of advocare.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: advocatus, Lat.
An advocate, in the general import of the word, is that person who has the pleading and management of a judicial cause. In a strict way of speaking, only that person is stiled advocate, who is the patron of the cause, and is often, in Latin, termed togatus, and, in English, a person of the long robe. John Ayliffe, Par.
Learn what thou ow’st thy country and thy friend;
What’s requisite to spare, and what to spend:
Learn this; and, after, envy not the store
Of the greas’d advocate that grinds the poor. John Dryden, Perseus.
If she dares trust me with her little babe,
I’ll shew’t the king, and undertake to be
Her advocate to th’ loudest. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Of the several forms of government that have been, or are, in the world, that cause seems commonly the better, that has the better advocate, or is advantaged by fresher experience. William Temple, Miscellanies.
Foes to all living worth except your own,
And advocates for folly dead and gone. Alexander Pope, Epistles.
Me his advocate,
And propitiation; all his works on me,
Good, or not good, ingraft. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
An advocate is a professional or in the field of law. Different countries' legal systems use the term with somewhat differing meanings. The broad equivalent in many English law–based jurisdictions could be a barrister or a solicitor. However, in Scottish, South African, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Scandinavian, Polish, Israeli, South Asian and South American jurisdictions, "advocate" indicates a lawyer of superior classification."Advocate" is in some languages an honorific for lawyers, such as "Adv. Sir Alberico Gentili". "Advocate" also has the everyday meaning of speaking out to help someone else, such as patient advocacy or the support expected from an elected politician; those senses are not covered by this article.
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
Etymology: [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
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The numerical value of Advocate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Advocate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Advocate in a Sentence
In Congress, Kevin is a tireless advocate for the people of Bakersfield and the Central Valley. He is working incredibly hard to Stop Inflation, Deliver Water Solutions, and Hold Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi Accountable for their catastrophic failures and dereliction of duty, as Leader, Kevin is building a' Commitment to America' platform to Grow our Economy, Fight Big Tech Censorship, Secure the Border, Strengthen our Military, Defend the Second Amendment, Improve our Health Care, Restore American Energy Independence, Support our Brave Veterans, and Uphold the Rule of Law and American Values.
You can join the #DigitalStrike for upcoming Fridays- post a photo of you striking with a sign and use the hashtag #ClimateStrikeOnline ! #fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #schoolstrike4climate, the climate and ecological crisis is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced but for now (of course depending on where you live) we'll have to find new ways to create public awareness & advocate for change that don't involve too big crowds - listen to local authorities.
Merely owning a firearm or having a CPL does not automatically make you a gun rights advocate. In fact, you don't need either.
Of three things the devil makes a salad: advocate's tongues, notaries' fingers, and a third that shall be nameless.
Schmidt’s ad claims that he would fully fund public schools if he were elected. We got some questions about that: Most importantly, why should we believe him now? Second, why didn’t he advocate for that when he was the [state] Senate majority leader? And why would he defend Brownback’s cuts to public schools? derek Schmidt wanting to be in charge of education funding is like an arsonist wanting to be in charge of the fire department. It makes no sense. And so while we’ve got a lot of questions for Derek, there is no question about Governor Kelly’s record and her leadership when it comes to education.
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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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