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advocate

ad·vo·cate

advocate

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: aed v keIt
inflections: advocated, advocates, advocating
definition: to urge support or acceptance of.
He advocates buying fruits and vegetables grown on local farms.
synonyms:
champion, endorse, recommend
antonyms:
impugn, oppose
similar words:
advise, back, counsel, defend, espouse, patronize, preach, promote, promulgate, second, support, uphold, urge
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: aed v kt
definition 1: one who supports a cause.
I am an advocate of health care reform.
 
synonyms:
backer, champion, defender, exponent, supporter
antonyms:
critic, opponent
similar words:
activist, apologist, apostle, patron, promoter, proponent
definition 2: one who defends or pleads on behalf of another, esp. in a court of law.
Who is the advocate for the defendant?
similar words:
adviser, agent, attorney, barrister, counsel, defender, go-between, intercessor, intermediary, lawyer, mediator, public defender, solicitor
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