What does advocate mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocate, advocator, proponent, exponentnoun

    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

  2. advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleaderverb

    a lawyer who pleads cases in court

  3. recommend, urge, advocateverb

    push for something

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

  4. preach, advocateverb

    speak, plead, or argue in favor of

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

Wiktionary

  1. advocatenoun

    Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel.

  2. advocatenoun

    Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor.

  3. advocatenoun

    A person who speaks in support of something.

  4. advocatenoun

    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.

  5. advocateverb

    To argue for someone else.

  6. advocateverb

    To encourage support for something.

    I like trees, but I do not advocate living in them.

  7. 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. Advocatenoun

    one who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor

  2. Advocatenoun

    one who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth

  3. Advocatenoun

    christ, considered as an intercessor

  4. Advocatenoun

    to plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly

  5. Advocateverb

    to act as advocate

  6. 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).]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Drew Altman:

    The polls show very clearly that the Democrats have a very substantial advantage on health and all the health issues, if the Democrat is a candidate who is a big advocate for Medicare for All, it will play a little differently.

  2. Rick Ector:

    Merely owning a firearm or having a CPL does not automatically make you a gun rights advocate. In fact, you don't need either.

  3. Elissa Wall:

    It’s painful sometimes to be out in the open and be vocal about these memories, and as painful as it is to be an advocate, to be vocal, to be out there, I see it as a necessary role in bringing about education and awareness… There is a sense of bittersweet sadness that we still have work to do.

  4. Meredith Kelly:

    Senator Gillibrand proudly earned an' F' rating from The NRA a decade ago, and has been a passionate advocate for critical reforms to address the scourge of gun violence across our country ever since.

  5. Anthony Bourdain:

    If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move.

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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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