Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “advocate”

See all translations

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.
Translations of “advocate”
in Spanish defensor, Defensa…
in French défenseur…
in German der/die Fürsprecher(in), Jurist…
in Chinese (Traditional) 律師, 辯護律師…
in Russian сторонник, адвокат…
in Turkish savunan, destekleyen, arka çıkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 律师, 辩护律师…
in Polish zwolenni-k/czka, adwokat/ka…
(Definition of advocate noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of advocate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “advocate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pot luck

anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned, or prepared

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More