Definition of proponent in English:


Line breaks: pro|pon¦ent
Pronunciation: /prəˈpəʊnənt


A person who advocates a theory, proposal, or course of action: a strong proponent of the free market and liberal trade policies
More example sentences
  • 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).

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