Associations to the word «Advocate»

Wiktionary

ADVOCATE, noun. Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel. [from 14th c.]
ADVOCATE, noun. Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor. [from 14th c.]
ADVOCATE, noun. A person who speaks in support of something. [from 18th c.]
ADVOCATE, noun. A person who supports others to make their voices heard, or ideally for them to speak up for themselves.
ADVOCATE, verb. (transitive) To plead in favour of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.
ADVOCATE, verb. (transitive) To encourage support for something.
ADVOCATE, verb. (intransitive) (with for) To engage in advocacy.

Dictionary definition

ADVOCATE, noun. A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea.
ADVOCATE, noun. A lawyer who pleads cases in court.
ADVOCATE, verb. Push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day".
ADVOCATE, verb. Speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house".

Wise words

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Hippocrates