But in the last few decades, an often heroic group of parents have been pioneers in advocating for their sons and daughters.
I am not advocating the end of fraternities—Greek life is fun and valuable if done correctly.
“Educating, advocating and uniting, to promote conservative candidates,” especially at the local level.
In the course of advocating legalized pot, he also radically redefined Christianity.
I am not advocating anything revolutionary,” he explained in 1902, “I am advocating action to prevent anything revolutionary.
Third, the foolish or nebulous arguments of many of those who have been advocating trade schools.
Of his earnestness in advocating it there was not the slightest question.
Her influence with members of Congress induced them to concur in advocating his election; he was elected.
Was it, this time, advocating causes, or entering into inquiries?
Nothing in the whole matter surprised him more than her eagerness in advocating the proposal.
mid-14c., "one whose profession is to plead cases in a court of justice," a technical term from Roman law, from Old French avocat "barrister, advocate, spokesman," from Latin advocatus "one called to aid; a pleader, advocate," noun use of past participle of advocare "to call" (as witness or advisor) from ad- "to" (see ad-) + vocare "to call," related to vocem (see voice (n.)). Also in Middle English as "one who intercedes for another," and "protector, champion, patron." Feminine forms advocatess, advocatrice were in use in 15c.
1640s, from advocate (n.). Related: Advocated; advocating; advocation.