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"advocate" in British English

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advocateverb [T]

uk   /ˈæd.və.keɪt/  us   /ˈæd.və.keɪt/
C2 to publicly support or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something: [+ -ing verb] She advocates taking a more long-term view. He advocates the return of capital punishment.

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advocacy
noun [U] uk   /ˈæd.və.kə.si/  us   /ˈæd.və.kə.si/
She is renowned for her advocacy of human rights.

advocatenoun [C]

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

a lawyer who defends someone in a law court
  • advocate noun [C] (SUPPORTER)

C2 someone who publicly supports something: He's a strong advocate of state ownership 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 human rights.
advocacy
noun [U]  us   /ˈæd·və·kə·si/
These groups have been increasing their education 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 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.

advocatenoun [C]

uk   us   /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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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