- a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
- a person who argues in favor of something; an advocate.
- a personwho supports a cause or doctrine; adherent.
- a person who propounds a legal instrument, such as a will for probate.
Origin of proponent
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2, 3. supporter, champion, enthusiast.
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Examples from the Web for proponent
The renowned theoretical physicist has for years been a proponent of real-life, NASA-led interstellar travel.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’
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The government of Borno State has been a proponent of the Civilian JTF.Nigeria’s Do-It-Yourself Boko Haram Busters
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Yes, I was a proponent of the Vietnam War for many years, as was almost the entire national security community.Les Gelb Puts Russia in Its Place—and Critics in Theirs
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“Sometimes women be standing around and thinking,” one proponent of the show states.Lady Gaga Disappoints on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (But She Tried Hard)
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I've long been a proponent of term limits for pundits and columnists.All Good Things...
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A proponent of a new misrule who has failed to establish it.The Devil's Dictionary
That is when he wrote it, and he let the proponent in this case have it.
Vincent St. John was also interested as a proponent of this plan.The I.W.W.
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In all debates the proponent has the right of opening and closing.The Man in Court
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The testimony offered by the proponent is that it was written by Job Davis.
- a person who argues in favour of something
- law a person who seeks probate of a will
C16: from Latin prōpōnere to propose
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Word Origin and History for proponent
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