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Definitions and Synonyms of advocate | Another word for advocate | What is advocate?

Definition 1: a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for advocate in the sense of this definition

(advocate is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of protectionism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of full legal protection for embryos and fetuses; someone opposed to legalized induced abortion

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of Platonism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of partitioning a country

(... is a kind of advocate ) a fervent and even militant proponent of something

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of rural living

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of secessionism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of Thatcherism

(... is a kind of advocate ) advocate of teleology

(... is a kind of advocate ) a person who advocates the supremacy of some particular group or racial group over all others

(... is a kind of advocate ) a person who backs a politician or a team etc.

"all their supporters came out for the game" "they are friends of the library"

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

"the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of nullification; someone who believes that a state can resist federal laws

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of neutrality in international affairs

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of Gnosticism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of federalism

(... is a kind of advocate ) someone who advocates the rights of the common people over those of the elite

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of democratic principles

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of Darwinism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of constitutional government

(... is a kind of advocate ) a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution

"an apologist for capital punishment"

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of some ideology

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of internationalism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of neoclassicism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of Marxism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of Maoism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of libertarianism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of Jansenism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of isolationism in international affairs

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of irredentism

(... is a kind of advocate ) an advocate of unilateralism

Definition 2: a lawyer who pleads cases in court - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for advocate in the sense of this definition

(advocate is a kind of ...) a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice

(advocate belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 3: push for something - [verb of communication]

Samples where advocate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day

Synonyms for advocate in the sense of this definition

(advocate is a kind of ...) make a proposal, declare a plan for something

"the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax"

(... is a kind of advocate ) recommend as beneficial

"my mother prescribes a good night's sleep as the cure for all ills"

Definition 4: speak, plead, or argue in favor of - [verb of communication]

Samples where advocate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house

Synonyms for advocate in the sense of this definition

(advocate is a kind of ...) force or impel in an indicated direction

"I urged him to finish his studies"

(... is a kind of advocate ) speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements

"This man always sermonizes"

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