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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
advocate (noun)
1.
one that pleads the cause of another , specifically one that pleads the cause of another before a or judicial court - tribunal
2.
one that defends or maintains a cause or proposal
3.
one that supports or promotes the interests of another
advocate (verb)
transitive verb
to in favor of - plead support
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
advocate (noun)
1.
a person who actively supports or favors a cause
SYNONIMS:
advocate, advocator, apostle, backer, booster, champion, expounder, espouser, friend, gospeler ( gospeller), herald, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knight
RELATED WORDS:
loyalist, partisan ( partizan), stalwart; adherent, cohort, disciple, follower; interpreter; applauder, cheerleader, encourager, fellow traveler
NEAR ANTONYMS:
enemy, foe, rival; belittler, critic, faultfinder
adversary, antagonist, opponent
advocate (noun)
2.
a person whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise about legal rights and obligations
SYNONIMS:
advocate, attorney, attorney-at-law, counsel, counselor ( counsellor), counselor-at-law, legal eagle
RELATED WORDS:
cocounsel; district attorney, prosecuting attorney, prosecutor, solicitor; criminal lawyer, mouthpiece [], public defender, trial lawyer; solicitor; jurist; lawgiver, lawmaker, legislator, solon; ambulance chaser, pettifogger, Philadelphia lawyer, shyster
advocate (verb)
to promote the interests or cause of
SYNONIMS:
advocate, back, champion, endorse ( indorse), patronize, plump (for), plunk (for) plonk (for)
RELATED WORDS:
adopt, embrace, espouse; abet, aid, assist, help, prop (up), second, side (with); backstop, bolster, boost, buttress, reinforce ( reenforce); advance, forward, further; plug, preach, talk up; bail out, deliver, rescue, save
NEAR ANTONYMS:
baffle, foil, frustrate, interfere, oppose, sabotage, thwart; desert, disappoint, fail, let down
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