Character 8
Hyphenation ad vo cate
Pronunciations /ˈæd.və.keɪt/

Definitions and meanings of "Advocate"

What do we mean by advocate?

To speak, plead, or argue in favor of: synonym: support. intransitive verb

To act as an advocate. intransitive verb

One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender. noun

One that pleads in another's behalf; an intercessor. noun

A lawyer. noun

To invoke.

To plead in favor of; defend by argument before a tribunal; support or vindicate.

In Scots law, formerly, to transfer from an inferior court to the Court of Session, as an action while still pending, or after judgment had been given, in order that the judgment might be reviewed. See advocation, 2.

To act as an advocate; plead.

One who pleads the cause of another in a court of law; specifically, a lawyer of full rank in a country, or practising before a court, in which the civil or the canon law prevails, as France and Scotland, and the admiralty and ecclesiastical courts of England. noun

One who defends, vindicates, or espouses a cause by argument; a pleader in favor of any person or thing; an upholder; a defender: as, an advocate of peace or of the oppressed. noun

In the Roman Catholic Church, a name commonly applied to the promoter of the faith, one of the college of consistorial advocates in the papal court, from his office of urging the objections against the virtues, miracles, etc., of a person proposed for canonization. noun

One given to bringing forward accusations against personal character. noun

In England, formerly, an official who prosecuted in all criminal cases falling under military law which concerned the crown; now, a subordinate member of the government who acts as the legal adviser of the crown in all matters of military law. noun

To act as advocate. intransitive verb

One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor. noun

One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader. noun

Christ, considered as an intercessor. noun

The Scottish bar in Edinburgh. noun

The public prosecutor of crimes, and principal crown lawyer. noun

Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel.

Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor.

A person who speaks in support of something.

A person who supports others to make their voices heard, or ideally for them to speak up for themselves.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Advocate

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The word "advocate" in example sentences

The approach you seem to advocate is to simply bracket all questions about the referrents of mentalistic terms, and proceed according to intuitionism. ❋ Unknown (2008)

One of the great purposes of the procedure which I am about to advocate is to give support and strength to these brilliant and patriotic members and to proclaim to them that the whole nation stands behind them. ❋ Unknown (1917)

If respondents are correct, and the view which they advocate is indeed the more enlightened and sensible one, presumably the people of the State of California will ultimately come around to that view. ❋ Unknown (2009)

What I advocate is if the police crack skulls, its fine to crack the skull of a brother officer - one for all. ❋ Dungeekin (2009)

I firmly believe that telling the democrats they are assured our votes whatever they do, even if they break every promise they campaigned on, as most posters here seem to advocate, is helpful whatsoever!!!!!!!!!!!!! ❋ Unknown (2010)

What I strive to do, and what I think you would advocate, is to be more active locally and not just obsess about the daily barrage of “bleeding and leading” news items spewed out at you. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The alternative I advocate is to have the central government stop trying to be clever and instead get out of the way, giving poor communities (and affluent communities, too) a massive dose of selfgovernment, with vastly greater responsibility for the operation of the institutions that affect their lives — including the criminal justice, educational, housing and benefit systems in their localities. ❋ Inspector Gadget (2010)

You're absolutely right -- what some posters (re, bringing goods across the border, circumventing residency and work requirements) advocate is breaking the law. ❋ Unknown (2009)

If it has been sold and resold and parceled out and built upon, then what I advocate is just compensation. ❋ Unknown (2009)

LifeNews. com has learned that the pro-life advocate is possibly James Pullion. ❋ Unknown (2009)

I guess a Twitter security advocate is a Twitter user whose account has been hacked. ❋ Unknown (2010)

If anything, the guy is an obstacle to good transit policy by being such a tepid advocate from the preeminent transit state. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The temptation to participate in the public dialogue as an advocate is considerable. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Another big advocate is Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA, 1) who is one of the main sponsors of a House bill to mandate net neutrality. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Everything you advocate is designed solely to perpetuate wage stagnation. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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