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transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: aed v keIt
inflections: advocates, advocating, advocated
definition: to urge support or acceptance of.
The town council advocates buying fruits and vegetables grown on local farms.[verb + gerund ] One candidate advocates the removal of the state's death penalty, while the other opposes that idea.
champion, endorse, recommend
impugn, oppose
similar words:
advise, back, counsel, defend, espouse, patronize, preach, promote, promulgate, second, support, uphold, urge
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to act as an advocate for.
The mother advocated tirelessly on behalf of her disabled child.
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: aed v kt
definition 1: one who supports a cause.
She is an outspoken advocate of prison reform.
backer, champion, defender, exponent, supporter
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?Parents of children with severe disabilities must often become tireless advocates in order for their children to receive needed services.
similar words:
adviser, agent, attorney, barrister, counsel, defender, go-between, intercessor, intermediary, lawyer, mediator, public defender, solicitor
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