What does Advocate mean?

Definitions for Advocate
ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪtAdvo·cate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Advocate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocate, advocator, proponent, exponentnoun

    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

  2. advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleaderverb

    a lawyer who pleads cases in court

  3. recommend, urge, advocateverb

    push for something

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

  4. preach, advocateverb

    speak, plead, or argue in favor of

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

Wiktionary

  1. advocatenoun

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

    Etymology: From avocat, from advocatus, past participle of advocare.

  2. advocatenoun

    Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor.

    Etymology: From avocat, from advocatus, past participle of advocare.

  3. advocatenoun

    A person who speaks in support of something.

    Etymology: From avocat, from advocatus, past participle of advocare.

  4. advocatenoun

    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.

    Etymology: From avocat, from advocatus, past participle of advocare.

  5. advocateverb

    To argue for someone else.

    Etymology: From avocat, from advocatus, past participle of advocare.

  6. advocateverb

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Advocate

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advocatenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Advocate, n., Advoke, Avow.]

  2. Advocatenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Advocate, n., Advoke, Avow.]

  3. Advocatenoun

    christ, considered as an intercessor

    Etymology: [See Advocate, n., Advoke, Avow.]

  4. Advocatenoun

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

    Etymology: [See Advocate, n., Advoke, Avow.]

  5. Advocateverb

    to act as advocate

    Etymology: [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).]

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

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  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

Examples of Advocate in a Sentence

  1. Jens Weidmann:

    The advocate general of the European Court of Justice has made it clear yesterday that there can be no doubt about the legal limits on the ECB, which means that, alongside the ban on monetary financing, that the central bank may not conduct economic policy.

  2. Susan Witt:

    I think in this day and age, patients do have to be their own advocate, this has been a cautionary tale which I believe patients can learn from.

  3. Hunter S. Thompson:

    I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

  4. Hogan Gidley:

    If Senator Cruz is an advocate for states' rights on marriage and on life, then I think would surprise a lot of evangelicals, ted Cruz is just like any other politician. He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa.

  5. Anthony Bourdain:

    If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food.

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Translations for Advocate

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  • المؤيدArabic
  • 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
  • advokatNorwegian
  • 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
  • وکیلUrdu
  • jilavogan, hilavogan, lavoganVolapük
  • 主張Chinese

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