advocate (n.)

  1. a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

    [ Syn: advocator , proponent , exponent ]

  2. a lawyer who pleads cases in court

    [ Syn: counsel , counselor , counsellor , counselor-at-law , pleader ]

    advocate (v.)

  1. push for something; The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day

    [ Syn: recommend , urge ]

  2. speak, plead, or argue in favor of; The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house

    [ Syn: preach ]

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