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English definition of “advocate”

advocate

verb [T]     /ˈædvəkeɪt/
to express support for a particular idea or way of doing things: I certainly wouldn't advocate the use of violence .Backing, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
advocacy     /ˈædvəkəsi/ noun [U] the act of advocating somethingBacking, supporting and defendingDefending and protecting
(Definition of advocate verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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