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proponent

noun [C] uk   /prəˈpəʊ.nənt/ us    /-ˈpoʊ-/
a person who speaks publicly in support of a particular idea or plan of action: He is one of the leading proponents of capital punishment.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 提倡者,宣導者,辯護者…
in Russian сторонник, защитник…
in Turkish taraftar, destekleyici, savunucu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提倡者,倡导者,辩护者…
in Polish zwolenni-k/czka…
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