Meaning of “advocate” - Learner’s Dictionary

advocate

verb [ T ] us uk /ˈædvəkeɪt/

to express support for a particular idea or way of doing things:

I certainly wouldn't advocate the use of violence.
advocacy noun [ U ] us uk /ˈædvəkəsi/

the act of advocating something

(Definition of “advocate verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)