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Definition of 'advocate'


  1. a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
       Synonyms: advocator proponent exponent
  2. a lawyer who pleads cases in court
       Synonyms: counsel counselor counsellor counselor-at-law pleader


  1. push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
       Synonyms: recommend urge
  2. speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
       Synonyms: preach

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