Definition of Advocate

1. Noun. A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea.




2. Verb. Push for something. "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
Exact synonyms: Recommend, Urge
Generic synonyms: Advise, Propose, Suggest
Derivative terms: Recommendation, Urgency, Urgent

3. Noun. A lawyer who pleads cases in court.
Exact synonyms: Counsel, Counsellor, Counselor, Counselor-at-law, Pleader
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Attorney, Lawyer
Derivative terms: Counsel, Counsellorship, Counselorship, Plead

4. Verb. Speak, plead, or argue in favor of. "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
Exact synonyms: Preach
Generic synonyms: Exhort, Press, Urge, Urge On
Specialized synonyms: Moralise, Moralize, Preachify, Sermonise, Sermonize
Derivative terms: Advocacy, Advocator, Preaching

Definition of Advocate

1. n. One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.

2. v. t. To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.

3. v. i. To act as advocate.

Definition of Advocate

1. Noun. Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Noun. Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

3. Noun. A person who speaks in support of something. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹

4. Noun. A person who supports someone to make their voice heard, or ideally to speak up for themselves. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To argue for someone else. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To encourage support for something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Advocate

1. to speak in favor of [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Advocate

1. A person who acts on behalf of another, usually for a cause or plea. (16 Dec 1997)

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Literary usage of Advocate

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"On the return of Lord Derby to power in 1858, he again became lord advocate, and on 3 March was returned to the House of Commons as member for Stamford, ..."

2. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1906)
"Mechanics' Gazette, Philadelphia, 1828- Mechanics', Farmers' & Workingmen's advocate, Portland, Me., 1831- Mechanics", Operativa' Sr Laborer*" advocate, ..."

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