- A person who advocates a theory, proposal, or course of action: a strong proponent of the free market and liberal trade policiesMore 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).