Definition of Advocate in English :

Define Advocate in English

Advocate meaning in English

Meaning of Advocate in English

Pronunciation of Advocate in English

Advocate pronunciation in English

Pronounce Advocate in English


see synonyms of advocate


1. advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

2. advocate, counsel, counsellor, counselor, counselor-at-law, pleader

a lawyer who pleads cases in court


3. advocate, recommend, urge

push for something

Example Sentences:
'The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day'

4. advocate, preach

speak, plead, or argue in favor of

Example Sentences:
'The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of advocate
verb (ˈædvəˌkeɪt )
1. (tr; may take a clause as object)
to support or recommend publicly; plead for or speak in favour of
noun (ˈædvəkɪt , -ˌkeɪt)
a person who upholds or defends a cause; supporter
a person who intercedes on behalf of another
a person who pleads a client's cause in a court of law
See also barrister, solicitor, counsellor
5. Scots law the usual word for barrister

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of advocate
a person who pleads another's cause; specif., a lawyer
a person who speaks or writes in support of something
an advocate of lower taxes
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈadvoˌcated or ˈadvoˌcating
to speak or write in support of; be in favor of

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of advocate
v. ad·vo·cat·ed, ad·vo·cat·ing, ad·vo·cates
To speak, plead, or argue in favor of: advocate a vegan diet. See Synonyms at support.
Usage Problem To act as an advocate: advocated for her patients; advocated for more stringent crime laws.
n. (-kĭt)
1. One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender: an advocate of civil rights.
2. One that pleads in another's behalf; an intercessor: advocates for abused children and spouses.
3. A lawyer.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.