What does advocate mean?

Definitions for advocate
ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪtad·vo·cate

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent(noun)

    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

  2. advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader(verb)

    a lawyer who pleads cases in court

  3. recommend, urge, advocate(verb)

    push for something

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

  4. preach, advocate(verb)

    speak, plead, or argue in favor of

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

Wiktionary

  1. advocate(Noun)

    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. advocate(Noun)

    Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor.

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

  3. advocate(Noun)

    A person who speaks in support of something.

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

  4. advocate(Noun)

    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. advocate(Verb)

    To argue for someone else.

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

  6. advocate(Verb)

    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. Advocate(noun)

    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. Advocate(noun)

    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. Advocate(noun)

    christ, considered as an intercessor

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

  4. Advocate(noun)

    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. Advocate(verb)

    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).]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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How to say advocate in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Dori Bernstein:

    The Justices realize pretty early in an argument when an advocate doesn't understand what he is being asked, john understands exactly what they are asking him and knows how to respond to their concerns.

  2. Mike Parson:

    By signing House Bill 126 today, we are sending a strong signal to the nation that, in Missouri, we stand for life, protect women's health, and advocate for the unborn, all life has a value and is worth protecting.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    Everybody here and everybody watching also has responsibilities, and one of those responsibilities is voting for people who advocate on behalf of the things that you care about.

  4. Lydia Callis:

    I'm really an advocate and an ally for the deaf community because I do have a voice, i'm that one hearing person in my family that has a voice so I'm going to use it.

  5. Ingrid Weir:

    Never play the Devil's Advocate. Your words could be the difference between success and failure in someone else.

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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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