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Advocate

Advocate Meaning & Definition
Advocate Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Advocate?

[n] a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
[n] a lawyer who pleads cases in court
[v] speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
[v] push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Advocate: advocator | counsel | counsellor | counselor | counselor-at-law | exponent | pleader | preach | proponent | recommend

Related Terms | Find terms related to Advocate: abet | abettor | acquaintance | admirer | advance | advise | aficionado | agent | aid and abet | allege in support | alpenstock | alter ego | alternate | amicus curiae | angel | answer | apologete | apologist | apologizer | argue for | arm | assert | athletic supporter | attorney | attorney-at-law | back | backbone | backer | backing | backstop | backup | backup man | bandeau | barrister | barrister-at-law | bearer | best friend | blandish | boost | bosom friend | bra | brace | bracer | bracket | brassiere | brief | brother | buff | buttress | cajole | call on | call upon | cane | carrier | casual acquaintance | cervix | champion | close acquaintance | close friend | coach | coax | comfort | commend | confer | confidant | confidante | consult with | contend for | corset | counsel | counselor | counselor-at-law | countenance | counter | crook | crutch | cry up | defend | defender | dependence | deputy | direct | dummy | embolden | encourage | encourager | endorse | endorser | espouse | executive officer | exhort | exponent | expounder | familiar | fan | favor | favorer | fellow | fellow creature | fellowman | figurehead | forward | foundation garment | friend | friend at court | fulcrum | girdle | go for | guard | guide | guy | guywire | hearten | high-pressure | hype | importune | inseparable friend | insist | insist upon | instruct | intercessor | intimate | jawbone | jock | jockstrap | justifier | justify | keep in countenance | kibitz | lawyer | legal adviser | legal counselor | legal expert | legal practitioner | legalist | lieutenant | lobby | locum | locum tenens | lover | Maecenas | mainstay | maintain | maintainer | make a plea | mast | meddle | mouthpiece | nag | neck | neighbor | other self | paladin | paranymph | partisan | patron | pickup | pinch hitter | plead for | plead with | pleader | plug | prescribe | press | pressure | proctor | procurator | promote | promoter | prop | proponent | propose | protagonist | protector | proxy | puff | push | rebut | recommend | refute | reinforce | reinforcement | reinforcer | reliance | reply | repository | representative | respond | rest | resting place | rigging | riposte | say in defense | sea lawyer | second | second in command | secondary | seconder | sectary | self-styled lawyer | shine upon | shoulder | shroud | side with | sider | smile upon | soft-soap | solicitor | speak for | speak highly of | speak up for | speak warmly of | speak well of | spine | sponsor | sprit | staff | stalwart | stand behind | stand up for | standby | stand-in | standing rigging | stave | stay | stick | stick up for | stiffener | strengthener | submit | subscribe | substitute | successful advocate | suggest | support | supporter | surrogate | sustain | sustainer | sweet-talk | sympathizer | tout | understudy | uphold | upholder | urge | urge reasons for | utility man | vicar | vicar general | vice | vicegerent | vindicate | vindicator | votary | walking stick | well-wisher | wheedle | whitewasher | work on

See Also | admirer | advise | apologist | attorney | booster | champion | constitutionalist | Darwinian | democrat | exhort | federalist | friend | gnostic | human | humanist | ideologist | ideologue | individual | internationalist | interpreter | irredentist | irridentist | isolationist | Jansenist | justifier | lawyer | Maoist | Marxist | moralise | moralize | mortal | nationalist | neoclassicist | neutralist | nullifier | partisan | partitionist | person | Platonist | populist | preachify | presenter | press | pro-lifer | propose | protagonist | protectionist | representative | republican | ritualist | ruralist | secessionist | secularist | separatist | sermonise | sermonize | somebody | someone | soul | spokesperson | sponsor | suffragist | suggest | supporter | supremacist | teleologist | Thatcherite | unilateralist | urge | urge on | vindicator | voice | zealot

Advocate In Webster's Dictionary

\Ad"vo*cate\, n. [OE. avocat, avocet, OF. avocat, fr. L. advocatus, one summoned or called to another; properly the p. p. of advocare to call to, call to one's aid; ad + vocare to call. See {Advowee}, {Avowee}, {Vocal}.] 1. One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor. Note: In the English and American Law, advocate is the same as ``counsel,'' ``counselor,'' or ``barrister.'' In the civil and ecclesiastical courts, the term signifies the same as ``counsel'' at the common law. 2. One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth. 3. Christ, considered as an intercessor. We have an Advocate with the Father. --1 John ii. 1. {Faculty of advocates} (Scot.), the Scottish bar in Edinburgh. {Lord advocate} (Scot.), the public prosecutor of crimes, and principal crown lawyer. {Judge advocate}. See under {Judge}.
\Ad"vo*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Advocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Advocating}.] [See {Advocate}, n., {Advoke}, {Avow}.] To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly. To advocate the cause of thy client. --Bp. Sanderson (1624). This is the only thing distinct and sensible, that has been advocated. --Burke. Eminent orators were engaged to advocate his cause. --Mitford.
\Ad"vo*cate\, v. i. To act as advocate. [Obs.] --Fuller.

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