What does advocacy mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocacy, protagonism(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. advocacy(Noun)

    the profession of an advocate

  2. advocacy(Noun)

    the act of arguing in favour of, or supporting something

  3. advocacy(Noun)

    the practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard

Webster Dictionary

  1. Advocacy(noun)

    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. Jeb Bush:

    I think this transition to a candidacy will allow me to be more direct about my advocacy of the leadership skills necessary for the next president to fix a few things, and as a candidate, contrary to someone who has been listening and learning along the way, I'll offer up alternatives to the path we're on as well, so I'll be more specific on policy.

  2. The ACLU:

    When employers in male-dominated fields advertise their jobs only to men, it prevents women from breaking into those fields. What’s more, clicking on the Facebook ads brought viewers to a page listing numerous other job opportunities at these companies for which job seekers might be qualified, because no women saw these ads, they were shut out of learning not only about the jobs highlighted in the ads, but also about any of these other opportunities, the advocacy group said. Joe Osborne, Joe Osborne, told Fox News :.

  3. Taylor Dumpson:

    People think about protests and advocacy or lobbying or different things, but litigation can also be a tool for social change.

  4. Jaime Imitola:

    We must help educate our patients not only in the clinic setting, but also by working with patient advocacy groups such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the ALS Association, we all want to end the plight of our patients, and the challenges brought about by stem cell tourism are an opportunity for medical societies such as the American Academy of Neurology and the American Neurological Association to advocate against unsafe and unproven practices, and to end the exploitation of therapeutic hope.

  5. Michelle Tremillo:

    We want to be clear on a key point about the Harvey Community Relief Fund, which is being housed within the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund: We have an ironclad commitment that 100 percent of the money raised into this fund will be spent directly on ensuring low income and people of color are not forgotten in the relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts. Not a dime will be spent on any other purpose, we and our allies intend to make sure that our communities are at the forefront of the recovery process, and that they get the resources they need to rebuild their lives. We will make a determination about which relief efforts in particular to dedicate this funding after the floods recede. Our expenditures will be dictated by the needs of our communities, and we anticipate those needs will range from personal hygiene items to legal aid and advocacy.

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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
  • 拥护Chinese

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