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Definitions for proponent
prəˈpoʊ nəntpro·po·nent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocate, advocator, proponent, exponentnoun

    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea


  1. proponentnoun

    One who supports something; an advocate

  2. Etymology: * From proponens, present participle of prōpōnere

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Proponentnoun

    One that makes a proposal.

    Etymology: from proponens, Lat.

    For mysterious things of faith rely
    On the proponent, heaven’s authority. Dryden.


  1. proponent

    A proponent is a person who advocates or supports a particular cause, idea, or course of action.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proponentadjective

    making proposals; proposing

  2. Proponentnoun

    one who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition

  3. Proponentnoun

    the propounder of a thing

  4. Etymology: [L. proponens, p. pr.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Proponent

    prō-pō′nent, adj. proposing.—n. one who makes a proposal or proposition: (law) one who propounds a will for probate.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proponent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proponent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of proponent in a Sentence

  1. Vendela Payne:

    I’m a very big proponent of security, and if they were patting me down, no problem, but this was a 10-year-old girl. The whole system seems to not work the way it should be working.

  2. Catherine Frazier:

    It's completely dishonest to suggest that Sen. Cruz is not a staunch proponent of securing the border, and he believes that needs to be the first priority in fixing our immigration system.

  3. Environment Minister Greg Hunt:

    The conditions I have imposed take into account issues raised by the community and ensure that the proponent must meet the highest environmental standards.

  4. A.E. Samaan:

    Churchill's 2,054 page book Second World War makes no mention of genocide or the murder of Jews. Coincidentally, Churchill was a strong proponent of eugenic legislation prior to the outbreak of WWII.

  5. Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman:

    I'm really not. I'm a strong proponent of do it once, do it right.

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