What does advocacy mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage 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

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.

Wikipedia

  1. Advocacy

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. advocacy

    Advocacy is the act or process of supporting, endorsing or promoting a cause, idea, or policy, often with the goal of influencing public opinion or decision-making. It involves actions or activities such as lobbying, public speaking or even educational efforts aimed at gaining support and raising awareness about a particular issue. It can be carried out by individuals, interest groups, or organizations to urge changes in behavior, laws, or policies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advocacynoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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. Mary Campbell:

    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.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    I want this to be about ideas and about policies. I know Bernie, I respect his enthusiastic and intense advocacy of his ideas. That's what I want this campaign to be about, and I hope people who support me respect that, because this is a serious election.

  3. Kat West:

    Monning said. Compassion Choices, an assisted suicide advocacy group that pushed for the law, recently launched a bilingual campaign, a speaker's bureau and a free hotline for people who want more information. The group also has a confidential consultation program for doctors. The organization is sending out volunteers to saturate the state and get the word out, said Kat West, its national director of policy and programs. But there is a lot of work ahead, it is one thing to pass a law.

  4. David Agranovich:

    This was a network of pages designed to appear like local media organizations and advocacy organizations.

  5. Hillary Holley:

    Fair Fight Action's work with dedicated voting rights activists throughout Georgia has led to enormous gains in voter registrations in our state -- particularly among voters of color, who have helped spearhead advocacy for critical federal voting rights legislation to protect our democracy while also blocking Republicans' most dangerous anti-voter proposals in state legislatures, now, with the GOP's voter suppression campaign ramping up in state houses across the country, Fair Fight Action is proud to join with Michelle Obama and When We All Vote alongside other civil and voting rights organizations to fight back against Republicans' anti-voter agenda. We're ready to work with our allies to recruit new volunteers and keep organizing Americans to push for the Senate to pass new federal protections for voting rights at a time when we need them more than ever.

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Translations for advocacy

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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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