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 advocated
He said he had found it repulsive, because to him it had advocated Islamic militancy.Religion, Race, and a Broadway Hit: The Making of ‘Disgraced’|Tim Teeman|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Julian Suvalescu, professor of practical ethics at Oxford, has advocated a position he calls “procreative beneficence.”
The former congresswoman has advocated for tighter gun laws after being the victim of a near-fatal shooting in Tucson in 2011.
Some Christians opposed the Civil Rights movement while others marched and advocated for racial equality.Even Conservative Evangelical Support Couldn’t Save Immigration Reform|Jacob Lupfer|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did Fabby claim that Sharaf had given money to radical organizations or advocated overthrowing our government?How I Made Sure a Texas Tea Party Candidate Accepted ‘Dirty’ Muslim Money|Dean Obeidallah|May 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He sed he had kept a pretty close watch on the newspapers to see ef eny of them opposed the war or advocated slavery.
A similar scheme was advocated in yet more serious earnest by M. Hermite in the early eighties.The Dominion of the Air|J. M. Bacon
He advocated turning the other cheek but did not criticize war.The Mistakes of Jesus|William Floyd
It must have been some stranger entirely unacquainted with General Napoleon Smith who advocated the last explanation.
The Assembly even forbad the democratic notion of equality to be advocated.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
noun (ˈædvəkɪt, -ˌkeɪt)
Word Origin for advocate
1640s, from advocate (n.). Related: Advocated; advocating; advocation.
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.