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advocate

noun

1 advocate

A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea.

synonyms: advocator, exponent, proponent.

Roget 758: consignee, trustee, nominee, committee.    agent, delegate; commissary, commissioner; emissary, envoy, commissionaire [Fr.]; messenger etc. 534.    ... show more

Roget 937: vindication, justification, warrant; exoneration, exculpation; acquittal etc. 970; whitewashing.    extenuation; palliation, palliative; softening, mitigation.    ... show more

Roget 914: pity, compassion, commiseration; bowels, of compassion; sympathy, fellow-feeling, tenderness, yearning, forbearance, humanity, mercy, clemency; leniency ... show more

Roget 890: friend, friend of one's bosom; alter ego; best friend, bosom friend, soulmate, fast friend; amicus [Lat.]; usque ad aras [Lat.]; fidus Achates [Lat.]; persona grata.    acquaintance, neighbor, next-door neighbor, ... show more

Roget 711: auxiliary; recruit; assistant; adjuvant, adjutant; ayudante, coaid; adjunct; help, helper, help mate, helping hand; midwife; colleague, ... show more

Dutch: protagonist, voorstander, voorvechter



2 advocate

A lawyer who pleads cases in court.

synonyms: counsel, counsellor, counselor, counselor-at-law, pleader.

Roget 968: lawyer, attorney, legal counsel; counsel, counsellor, counsellor at law, attorney at law; jurist, legist, civilian, pundit, publicist, juris consult [Lat.], ... show more

Dutch: advocaat, raadsman
Polish: adwokat, obrona, obroĊ„ca

verb

1 advocate

Push for something.

synonyms: recommend, urge.

Roget 707: aid, assist, help, succor, lend one's aid; come to the aid etc. n.. of; contribute, subscribe to; bring aid, give aid, furnish aid, ... show more

Roget 695: advise, counsel; give advice, give counsel, give a piece of advice [Fr.]; suggest, prompt, submonish, recommend, prescribe, advocate; exhort etc. (persuade) ... show more

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Dutch: pleiten, aanraden, adviseren, raden

2 advocate

Speak, plead, or argue in favor of:
— The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house.

synonym: preach.


Moby thesaurus: Maecenas, abet, abettor, acquaintance, admirer, advance, advise, aficionado, agent, aid and abet, allege in support, alpenstock, alter ego, alternate, amicus curiae, angel, answer, apologete, apologist, apologizer ... show more.

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