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
Examples from the Web for advocating
Jumaane Williams, a City Council member known for advocating police reform, spoke at the press conference.Eric Garner Protesters Have a Direct Line to City Hall|Jacob Siegel|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And they did so with a clear policy agenda, advocating for the needs of an affected community and trying to enact change.Amid Unrest, Afghan Women Push For Role in Peace Process|Molly Raskin|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The measures these women are advocating will pass, Pelosi said.Square Deal, New Deal, and Now, From Hillary Clinton, a “Fair Shot”|Eleanor Clift|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Change.org petition to the British Embassy advocating for attention on the case was shut down, after 516 signatures.
Most faith traditions have lobbies in Washington advocating for their priorities in the public square.Even Conservative Evangelical Support Couldn’t Save Immigration Reform|Jacob Lupfer|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mumps was ambitious, advocating a ship of huge length, made with two full sheets.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
Mr. Alford, in advocating these resolutions, talked about "this awful crisis of our beloved country."John Quincy Adams|John. T. Morse
He was able to make a statement which he hoped would tell much in favour of the cause he was advocating.Henrietta Maria|Henrietta Haynes
This incidental effect on debts and industry becomes the main motive of some citizens in advocating the issue.The Principles of Economics|Frank A. Fetter
Do you mean to tell me that you're advocating marriage by capture?Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore