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Meaning of “advocate” in the English Dictionary

"advocate" in British English

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advocateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈæd.və.keɪt/
C2 to ​publiclysupport or ​suggest an ​idea, ​development, or way of doing something: [+ -ing verb] She advocates taking a more ​long-termview. He advocates the ​return of ​capitalpunishment.

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advocacy
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈæd.və.kə.si/
She is ​renowned for her advocacy ofhumanrights.

advocatenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈæd.və.kət/
  • advocate noun [C] (LAWYER)

a ​lawyer who ​defends someone in a ​lawcourt
  • advocate noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

C2 someone who ​publiclysupports something: He's a ​strong advocate ofstateownership of the ​railways.
(Definition of advocate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"advocate" in American English

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advocateverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈæd·vəˌkeɪt/
to ​speak in ​support of an ​idea or ​course of ​action: [T] Some ​people advocate ​teaching to the ​test. [I] The ​organization advocates for ​humanrights.
advocacy
noun [U]  us   /ˈæd·və·kə·si/
These ​groups have been ​increasingtheireducation advocacy.
advocate
noun [C]  us   /ˈæd·və·kət/
She’s a ​strong advocate of women’s ​rights.
(Definition of advocate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"advocate" in Business English

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advocateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈædvəkeɪt/
to ​publiclysupport or suggest an ​idea, ​plan, or way of doing something: The Food Standards Agency advocated a ​ban on ​advertisingjunkfood to children.advocate doing sth We would advocate ​selling those ​shares at ​currentlevels.

advocatenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈædvəkət/
someone who ​publiclysupports something they believe in: an advocate for sth He was an advocate for ​smallbusinesses 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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