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English definition of “advocate”

advocate

verb [I/T]    /ˈæd·vəˌkeɪt/
to speak in support of an idea or course of action : [T] Some people advocate teaching to the test . [I] The organization advocates for human rights . advocacy    /ˈæd·və·kə·si/ noun [U] These groups have been increasing their education advocacy. advocate    /ˈæd·və·kət/ noun [C] She’s a strong advocate of women’s rights .
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