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English definition of “advocate”

advocate

noun [C]     /ˈædvəkət/
someone who publicly supports something they believe in: an advocate for sth He was an advocate for small businesses around Newark.an advocate of sth She is a passionate advocate of "organic" clothes.
LAW a lawyer who defends someone in a court: Advocates are often asked for their opinion on complex points of law.
(Definition of advocate noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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