What does advocacy mean?

Definitions for advocacy
ˈæd və kə siad·vo·ca·cy

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocacy, protagonismnoun

    active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

Wiktionary

  1. advocacynoun

    the profession of an advocate

  2. advocacynoun

    the act of arguing in favour of, or supporting something

  3. advocacynoun

    the practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advocacynoun

    the act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession

    Etymology: [OF. advocatie, LL. advocatia. See Advocate.]

Freebase

  1. Advocacy

    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

  1. Advocacy

    ad′vo-ka-si, n. the function of an advocate: a pleading for: defence. [See Advocate.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of advocacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of advocacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of advocacy in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    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.

  2. Patrick Martin:

    We're not at the end of our advocacy efforts, we're just getting started.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    It would be my hope to create a list of priorities to engage with our colleagues, with social media and advocacy groups.

  4. Erika Jefferson:

    There are thousands of Patricia Baths and Marian Croaks that have blazed trails but have not been' discovered' yet, it's not enough to see these two phenomenal women get this award. There have to be advocacy systems in place to ensure they get the recognition and support that they deserve.

  5. Luka Ladan:

    The Employee Rights Act would hold union officials accountable to their members, not Democratic elites, the ERA would substantially update American labor law for the first time since the 1940s. The ERA would prevent union officials from spending dues dollars on political advocacy without prior member approval, protecting employees who may not support a left-wing political agenda.

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  • مناصرة, تَأْييد, الدعوةArabic
  • адвока́тство, защи́та, подкрепа, застъ̀пничествоBulgarian
  • Fürsprache, Befürwortung, InteressenvertretungGerman
  • συνηγορίαGreek
  • apoyo, defensaSpanish
  • دفاع، طرفداریPersian
  • kannattaminen, kannatus, asianajoFinnish
  • promotion, mobilisation, barreau, plaidoyerFrench
  • pártfogásHungarian
  • סנגורHebrew
  • アドボカシーJapanese
  • ವಕಾಲತ್ತುKannada
  • 옹호Korean
  • patrocínio assequámurLatin
  • forsvarNorwegian
  • beslutningspåvirkningNorwegian
  • адвока́тство, адвокату́ра, подде́ржка, засту́пничество, защи́та, пропагандаRussian
  • forsvarSwedish
  • ஆலோசனைTamil
  • న్యాయవాదTelugu
  • avukatlıkTurkish
  • وکالتUrdu
  • 拥护Chinese

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