What does advocacy mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocacy, protagonismnoun

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


  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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Advocacynoun

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advocacynoun

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

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


  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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  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. Patrick Martin:

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

  2. Steve Brozak:

    When Liisa Bayko have large pharmaceutical companies that aren't already in the orphan sector paying large premiums, it enters into really risky territory, it's going to be problematic for companies and investors that don't understand all the processes of manufacturing, development and patient advocacy.

  3. Radhika Ganesh:

    Why does the establishment not show that strength ? Such incidents are constantly happening. When we are pushing for advocacy, the political will must be questioned, or the lack of political will must be questioned.

  4. Maria Mossaides:

    We also recommend that DCF work to improve the quality of its legal advocacy, with a focus on improving training, ongoing litigation support and supervision of their attorneys.

  5. Lee Merritt:

    We realize that conviction is a long road ahead and it will require our continued advocacy on behalf of Antwon.

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  • تَأْييد, مناصرة, الدعوةArabic
  • застъ̀пничество, адвока́тство, подкрепа, защи́таBulgarian
  • Interessenvertretung, Befürwortung, FürspracheGerman
  • συνηγορίαGreek
  • apoyo, defensaSpanish
  • دفاع، طرفداریPersian
  • kannatus, asianajo, kannattaminenFinnish
  • promotion, plaidoyer, barreau, mobilisationFrench
  • pártfogásHungarian
  • סנגורHebrew
  • アドボカシーJapanese
  • ವಕಾಲತ್ತುKannada
  • 옹호Korean
  • patrocínio assequámurLatin
  • forsvarNorwegian
  • beslutningspåvirkningNorwegian
  • засту́пничество, пропаганда, адвока́тство, адвокату́ра, подде́ржка, защи́таRussian
  • forsvarSwedish
  • ஆலோசனைTamil
  • న్యాయవాదTelugu
  • avukatlıkTurkish
  • وکالتUrdu
  • 拥护Chinese

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