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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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To speak or write in support of something or someone.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To speak or write in support of something or someone. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A lawyer.

Usage examples (32)
  • I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war.
  • Verb (used with object) : He advocated higher salaries for teachers
  • Noun : an advocate of peace
  • Harkin has been a long-term advocate for integrative health. for more
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  • ''Advocate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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