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advocate

Legal Definition of advocate

Noun

  1. Person who pleads for another, esp. in a law court
  2. [-ting] Recommended by argument

Definition of advocate

Pronunciation

Noun:

  1. enPR: ăd'vəkət, IPA: /ˈĉdvəkət/, SAMPA: /"{dv@k@t/, Audio (US) [?]

Verb:

  1. enPR: ăd'vəkāt, IPA: /ˈĉdvəkeɪt/, SAMPA: /"{dv@keIt/, Audio (US) [?]

Noun

advocate (plural advocates)

  1. A person who argues the case of another, such as a lawyer in a court.

    The lawyer was one of a few good child advocates in town.

  2. A person who speaks in support of something.

    She has been a strong advocate for reform.

  3. 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.

Derived terms

  • devil's advocate

Verb

to advocate (third-person singular simple present advocates, present participle advocating, simple past and past participle advocated)

  1. (transitive) To argue for someone else.
  2. (transitive) To encourage support for something.

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

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: aacdeotv
  • avocated

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Translation of advocate in Malay

Penguambela

Noun

person who argues the case of another

  1. penguambela



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