verb (used with object), ad·vo·cat·ed, ad·vo·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·vo·cat·ed, ad·vo·cat·ing.
Origin of advocate
Synonyms for advocate
Related Words for advocatepromoter, proponent, backer, lawyer, defender, supporter, campaigner, urge, uphold, support, back, favor, encourage, tout, recommend, propose, push, further, promote, defend
Examples from the Web for advocate
Contemporary Examples of advocate
I am fighting that quota because I am an advocate of competition.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
Another step is to require a lawyer or advocate present during questioning of people with ID.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities
December 16, 2014
How, then, are LGBT people to advocate for their rights (civil, human, or otherwise) if they cannot even identify themselves?The Straight Hero of Cameroon’s Gays
December 10, 2014
They possessed “wisdom beyond their years,” observed The Advocate.
Hughes and Eldridge are not “role models for a future generation of… gay people,” as The Advocate absurdly stated.
Historical Examples of advocate
It was then that he again came to the front to advocate a just cause.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
I want you, moreover, to advocate our American doctrine of Protection.
I should like to consult my own advocate to see what I can do.The Imaginary Invalid
Have the great men of England chosen you for their advocate?Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II
Charlotte Mary Yonge
So the advocate cross-examined, though it cannot be said that he had the better of Betty.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
noun (ˈædvəkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
Word Origin for advocate
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.