HyperDic: advocate

English > 4 senses of the word advocate:
VERBcommunicationadvocate, recommend, urgepush for something
communicationadvocate, preachspeak, plead, or argue in favor of
NOUNperson advocate, advocator, proponent, exponenta person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
person advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleadera lawyer who pleads / pleads cases in court
advocate > pronunciation
Soundsae'dvahkaht; ae'dvahkey.t
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > advocate: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea.
Synonymsadvocator, proponent, exponent
NarrowerDarwinianAn advocate of Darwinism
GnosticAn advocate of Gnosticism
JansenistAn advocate of Jansenism
MaoistAn advocate of Maoism
MarxistAn advocate of Marxism
PlatonistAn advocate of Platonism
ThatcheriteAn advocate of Thatcherism
apologist, vindicator, justifierA person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution
constitutionalistAn advocate of constitutional government
democratAn advocate of democratic principles
federalistAn advocate of federalism
humanist, humanitarianAn advocate of the principles of humanism
ideologist, ideologueAn advocate of some ideology / ideology
internationalistAn advocate of internationalism
irredentist, irridentistAn advocate of irredentism
isolationistAn advocate of isolationism in international affairs
libertarianAn advocate of libertarianism
nationalistAn advocate of national independence of or a strong national government
neoclassicistAn advocate of neoclassicism
neutralistAn advocate of neutrality in international affairs
nullifierAn advocate of nullification
partisan, zealot, drumbeaterA fervent and even militant / militant proponent of something
partitionistAn advocate of partitioning a country
populistSomeone who advocates the rights of the common people over those of the elite
presenter, sponsorAn advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
pro-liferAn advocate of full legal protection for embryos and fetuses
protectionistAn advocate of protectionism
republicanAn advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
ritualistAn advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms
ruralistAn advocate of rural living
secessionistAn advocate of secessionism
secularistAn advocate of secularism
separatist, separationistAn advocate of secession or separation from a larger / larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voiceAn advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
suffragistAn advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friendA person who backs a politician or a team etc.
supremacistA person who advocates the supremacy of some particular group or race over all others
teleologistadvocate of teleology
unilateralistAn advocate of unilateralism
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishdefensor, partidaria, partidario, portavoz, proponente, representante, vocero
Catalandefensor, partidari, proponent
Verbsadvocatespeak, plead, or argue in favor of
English > advocate: 4 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA lawyer who pleads / pleads cases in court.
Synonymscounsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlawyer, attorneyA professional person authorized to practice law
Spanishabogado defensor, abogado, consejero
Catalanadvocat defensor
English > advocate: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningPush for something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsrecommend, urge
NarrowerprescribeRecommend as beneficial
Broaderpropose, suggest, advisemake a proposal, declare a plan for something
Spanishabogar, aconsejar, exhortar, instar, preconizar, recomendar
Catalanexhortar, instar, recomanar
English > advocate: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningspeak, plead, or argue in favor of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE; Somebody ----s to somebody
Example"The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
Entailed byproselytize, proselytiseconvert to another faith or religion
Narrowersermonize, sermonise, preachify, moralize, moralisespeak as if delivering a sermon
Broaderurge, urge on, press, exhortForce or impel in an indicated direction
Spanishabogar, apoyar, predicar, propugnar, sermonear
Catalanpredicar, propugnar, semonejar
Nounsadvocacyactive support of an idea or cause etc.
advocate, advocatora person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

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