advocate Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
advocator; proponent; exponent.
noun a lawyer who pleads cases in court
counsel; counselor-at-law; counsellor; pleader; counselor.
verb push for something
- The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
verb speak, plead, or argue in favor of
- The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house
One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor. ✍ In the English and American Law, advocate is the same as "counsel," "counselor," or "barrister." In the civil and ecclesiastical courts, the term signifies the same as "counsel" at the common law.
One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an. advocateof free trade, an advocateof truth
Christ, considered as an intercessor.
We have an Advocate with the Father. 1 John ii. 1.
Ad"vo*cate transitive verb
To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.
To advocate the cause of thy client. Bp. Sanderson (1624).
This is the only thing distinct and sensible, that has been advocated. Burke.
Eminent orators were engaged to advocate his cause. Mitford.
Ad"vo*cate intransitive verb
To act as advocate.Obs. Fuller.
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