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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.


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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