Definition of advocacy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈadvəkəsē/


1Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy: their advocacy of traditional family values
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  • The guy has become rich and famous through public advocacy of an unhealthy lifestyle.
  • The government wanted an unclassified document on which it could draw in its advocacy of its policy.
  • His bullish and untiring advocacy of the Government and its policies may not be to everyone's taste.
support for, backing of, promotion of, championing of;
argument for, push for
informal boosterism of
1.1The profession or work of a legal advocate.
Example sentences
  • In such cases, I find an element of legal advocacy present which does not become an expert's testimony.
  • The law allowing plaintiffs to recover legal fees in advocacy lawsuits has been on the books for a long time.
  • His willingness to embark upon detailed research was closer to advocacy than to the approach of an objective expert.


Late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin advocatia, from advocare 'summon, call to one's aid' (see advocate).

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Syllabification: ad·vo·ca·cy

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