verb (used with object), ad·vo·cat·ed, ad·vo·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), ad·vo·cat·ed, ad·vo·cat·ing.
- advisory teacher,
- advocacy journalism,
- advocacy tank,
- advocate depute,
- advocatus diaboli,
Origin of advocate
Examples from the Web for advocate
I am fighting that quota because I am an advocate of competition.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How, then, are LGBT people to advocate for their rights (civil, human, or otherwise) if they cannot even identify themselves?
They possessed “wisdom beyond their years,” observed The Advocate.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, spending is a valuable expression of the right to advocate for your point of view.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface|Jedediah Purdy|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Anyway, I'll bet she blows back w'ere she come from, to-night," persisted the advocate of this theory.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
In that case, it will be proven that advocate Desmarais is a hypocrite and a traitor!The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2|Eugne Sue
His son, who was called Josiah Junior, became a celebrated lawyer, and was prominent as an advocate of liberty.The Pansy Magazine, June 1886|Various
Its advocate concedes that Ridicule, to be a test of Truth, must not impose on us circumstances which are foreign to the object.Calamities and Quarrels of Authors|Isaac Disraeli
And through the rushing he hears more and more clearly the voice of the advocate, speaking sweetly as a violin.Stories and Pictures|Isaac Loeb Peretz
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.