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English noun: advocate

1. advocate (person) a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea


Synonymsadvocator, exponent, proponent


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)admirer, apologist, booster, champion, constitutionalist, Darwinian, democrat, drumbeater, federalist, friend, Gnostic, humanist, humanitarian, ideologist, ideologue, internationalist, interpreter, irredentist, irridentist, isolationist, Jansenist, justifier, libertarian, Maoist, Marxist, nationalist, neoclassicist, neutralist, nullifier, partisan, partitionist, Platonist, populist, presenter, pro-lifer, protagonist, protectionist, representative, republican, ritualist, ruralist, secessionist, secularist, separationist, separatist, spokesperson, sponsor, suffragist, supporter, supremacist, teleologist, Thatcherite, unilateralist, vindicator, voice, zealot

2. advocate (person) a lawyer who pleads cases in court


Synonymscounsel, counsellor, counselor, counselor-at-law, pleader


Broader (hypernym)attorney, lawyer


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law


English verb: advocate

1. advocate (communication) push for something


SamplesThe travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day.


Synonymsrecommend, urge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)advise, propose, suggest

2. advocate (communication) speak, plead, or argue in favor of


SamplesThe doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house.


Synonymspreach


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)exhort, press, urge, urge on


Narrower (hyponym)moralise, moralize, preachify, sermonise, sermonize









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