Meaning of “devil's advocate” in the English Dictionary

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"devil's advocate" in British English

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devil's advocatenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌdev.əlz ˈæd.və.kət/ us /ˌdev.əlz ˈæd.və.kət/

(Definition of “devil's advocate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"devil's advocate" in American English

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devil's advocatenoun [ C ]

us /ˈdev·əlz ˈæd·və·kət/

someone who supports an opposite argument or one that is not popular in order to make people think seriously

(Definition of “devil's advocate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)