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proponent Syllabification: pro·po·nent
Pronunciation: /prəˈpōnənt/

Definition of proponent in English:


A person who advocates a theory, proposal, or project: a collection of essays by both critics and proponents of graphology
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  • The most obvious lesson of course applies to proponents of biological control.
  • Of course slavery and its proponents represent utter evil in the novel.
  • These three lines of legal argument are generally linked by their proponents in human rights advocacy.


Late 16th century: from Latin proponent- 'putting forth', from the verb proponere (see propound).

Words that rhyme with proponent

component, deponent, exponent, opponent
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