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English definition of “advocate”

advocate

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈædvəkeɪt/
to publicly support or suggest an idea, plan, or way of doing something: The Food Standards Agency advocated a ban on advertising junk food to children.advocate doing sth We would advocate selling those shares at current levels.
(Definition of advocate verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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