Origin of proponent
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’|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The government of Borno State has been a proponent of the Civilian JTF.
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|Leslie H. Gelb|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Sometimes women be standing around and thinking,” one proponent of the show states.Lady Gaga Disappoints on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (But She Tried Hard)|Kevin Fallon|November 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I've long been a proponent of term limits for pundits and columnists.
Vincent St. John was also interested as a proponent of this plan.The I.W.W.|Paul Frederick Brissenden
He also is a proponent of the idea that hypnosis is an abnormal manifestation of a normal process, an opinion he shares with many.A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis|Melvin Powers
In all debates the proponent has the right of opening and closing.The Man in Court|Frederic DeWitt Wells
If this bald statement required elucidation or expansion, its proponent didn't seem to realize the fact.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
That is when he wrote it, and he let the proponent in this case have it.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for proponent
Word Origin for proponent
Word Origin and History for proponent
1580s, "one who brings forth a proposition or argument," from Latin proponentem (nominative proponens), present participle of proponere "put forward" (see propound). In part also a native formation from propone. As an adjective from 1680s.