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advocate

verb [T] uk   /ˈæd.və.keɪt/ us  
C2 to publicly support or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something: [+ -ing verb] She advocates taking a more long-term view. He advocates the return of capital punishment.
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advocacy
noun [U] uk   /ˈæd.və.kə.si/ us  
She is renowned for her advocacy of human rights.

advocate

noun [C] uk   /ˈæd.və.kət/ us  

advocate noun [C] (LAWYER)

a lawyer who defends someone in a law court

advocate noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

C2 someone who publicly supports something: He's a strong advocate of state ownership of the railways.
Translations of “advocate”
in Spanish defensor, Defensa…
in French défenseur…
in German der/die Fürsprecher(in), Jurist…
in Chinese (Traditional) 主張, 擁護, 支持…
in Russian поддерживать…
in Turkish savunmak, desteklemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 主张, 拥护, 支持…
in Polish popierać…
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