What does advocate mean?
Definitions for advocate
ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪtad·vo·cate
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advocate, advocator, proponent, exponentnoun
a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleaderverb
a lawyer who pleads cases in court
recommend, urge, advocateverb
push for something
"The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
speak, plead, or argue in favor of
"The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel.
Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor.
A person who speaks in support of something.
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.
To argue for someone else.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: advocatus, Lat.
An advocate, in the general import of the word, is that person who has the pleading and management of a judicial cause. In a strict way of speaking, only that person is stiled advocate, who is the patron of the cause, and is often, in Latin, termed togatus, and, in English, a person of the long robe. John Ayliffe, Par.
Learn what thou ow’st thy country and thy friend;
What’s requisite to spare, and what to spend:
Learn this; and, after, envy not the store
Of the greas’d advocate that grinds the poor. John Dryden, Perseus.
If she dares trust me with her little babe,
I’ll shew’t the king, and undertake to be
Her advocate to th’ loudest. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.
Of the several forms of government that have been, or are, in the world, that cause seems commonly the better, that has the better advocate, or is advantaged by fresher experience. William Temple, Miscellanies.
Foes to all living worth except your own,
And advocates for folly dead and gone. Alexander Pope, Epistles.
Me his advocate,
And propitiation; all his works on me,
Good, or not good, ingraft. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
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.
one who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor
one who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth
christ, considered as an intercessor
to plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly
to act as advocate
Etymology: [See Advocate, n., Advoke, Avow.]
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
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. advocatus—advocāre, -ātum—ad, to, vocāre, to call: to call in (another to help, as in a lawsuit or in sickness).]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'advocate' in Verbs Frequency: #801
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The numerical value of advocate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of advocate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of advocate in a Sentence
Ashley was a sweet and kind person with a big heart. She was an advocate for St. Jude and young women, she will be remembered for her contagious smile.
We will continue to advocate for media freedom as a reflection of our democratic values.
You are going to be a much better advocate for yourself.
Be your own advocate. Know your family’s history. Have total awareness of your body, follow your gut and be aware of changes, don’t try to be a crusader and think this will pass.
The Republican Party is the party of opportunity and many Black voters know Democrats have taken the Black community for granted, this year we have more Black Republican candidates running for office than ever before that are willing to advocate for their constituents and promote conservative values of freedom, opportunity, and economic empowerment. Black America deserves a change in leadership, and that starts on November 8th.
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Translations for advocate
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- 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
- կողմնակից, փաստաբան, իրավաբանArmenian
- pengacara, pembelaIndonesian
- advokato, pledar, rekomendarIdo
- sostenitore, avvocata, avvocato, sostenitriceItalian
- עוֹרֵך דִיןHebrew
- 説く, 主張, 支持Japanese
- അഭിഭാഷകന്, വക്കീല്Malayalam
- avukat, diffensur, avukatessa, diffensuraMaltese
- verdediger, aanbevelen, bepleiten, advocate, verdedigster, advocaat, voorstanderDutch
- 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
- jilavogan, hilavogan, lavoganVolapük
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