Definition of "advocate" [ad•vo•cate]

  • (verb-transitive) To speak, plead, or argue in favor of. See Synonyms at support.
  • (noun) One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender: an advocate of civil rights.
  • (noun) One that pleads in another's behalf; an intercessor: advocates for abused children and spouses.
  • (noun) A lawyer.

Use "advocate" in a sentence

  • "The approach you seem to advocate is to simply bracket all questions about the referrents of mentalistic terms, and proceed according to intuitionism."
  • "One of the great purposes of the procedure which I am about to advocate is to give support and strength to these brilliant and patriotic members and to proclaim to them that the whole nation stands behind them."
  • "The temptation to participate in the public dialogue as an advocate is considerable."

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