Pronunciation: /ˈadvəkət /
- 1A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy: he was an untiring advocate of economic reformMore example sentences
champion, upholder, supporter, backer, promoter, proponent, exponent, protector, patron; spokesman for, spokeswoman for, spokesperson for, speaker for, campaigner for, fighter for, battler for, crusader for; missionary, reformer, pioneer, pleader, propagandist, apostle, apologist; North American booster• informal plugger
- He was a prime advocate of arguments supporting the holding of terrorism suspects without access to courts.
- He is also an advocate of strong financial support for graduate students and their research.
- I think he is a worthy advocate of the policy and he is also a worthy adversary for the press.
- 2A person who puts a case on someone else’s behalf: care managers can become advocates for their clientsMore example sentences
- To do otherwise would be to betray the trust that our patients place in us as advocates on their behalf.
- I'm not bashful about being an advocate on behalf of our communities.
- At least the Commissioner for Children advocates on behalf of children.
- 2.1A professional pleader in a court of justice: solicitors may act as advocates in Crown CourtsMore example sentences
- Like all lawyers, they are required to act as officers of the court as well as advocates.
- That may or may not say something about English pleaders, English advocates, and English jurors.
- Your Honours, at common law there is absolute privilege for what is said in court by an advocate.
- 2.2 Scottish and South African term for barrister.More example sentences
- The State advocates and legal aid counsel who were expected to arrive last weekend have not yet arrived.
- Replying to a question by the advocate, he said he had not seen his client firing the rifle.
- Both counsels, advocate for the State and for the defence, will resume argument today.
Pronunciation: /ˈadvəkeɪt /[with object] Back to top
- Publicly recommend or support: voters supported candidates who advocated an AssemblyMore example sentences
- He advocated overseas colonization and supported the South in the American Civil War.
- He has often publicly advocated a life ban for those athletes who test positive.
- Lafontaine has recently come close to publicly advocating a grand coalition.
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- When I had somewhat considered the excellency of the advocateship, I adventured to write what I have seen thereof.
- He was a graduate of the School of Law with 16 years of advocateship in Belarus.
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- None of these dissidents has so far expressed such clear advocation of a secular society.
- So I would say most of it ultimately is our advocation.
- There is an overt advocation of group hatred evolving here that should be offensive to everyone.
Middle English: from Old French avocat, from Latin advocatus, past participle (used as a noun) of advocare 'call (to one's aid)', from ad- 'to' + vocare 'to call'.