Complete Definition of "advocate"

English

Pronunciation
Noun:
*enPR|ăd'vəkət
*IPA|/ˈædvəkət/
*SAMPA|/"{[email protected]@t/
*audio|en-us-advocate-noun.ogg|Audio (US)
Verb:
*enPR|ăd'vəkāt
*IPA|/ˈædvəkeɪt/
*SAMPA|/"{[email protected]/
*audio|en-us-advocate-verb.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A person who argues the case of another, such as a lawyer in a court.

#:The lawyer was one of a few good child advocates in town.

  1. A person who speaks in support of something.

#:She has been a strong advocate for reform.

  1. A person who supports someone to make their voice heard, or ideally to speak up for themselves.

#:''Since she started working with her advocate she has become much more confident.

Derived terms
devil's advocate

Translations
trans-top|person who argues the case of another
Albanian: avokat
Crimean Tatar: advokat#Crimean Tatar|advokat
Czech: t-|cs|obhájce|m, t-|cs|advokát|m
Dutch: advocaat m, advocate f, verdediger m, verdedigster m
Finnish: t+|fi|asianajaja
French: t+|fr|avocat|m
German: t+|de|Rechtsanwalt
Greek: t|el|συνήγορος|m|sc=Grek
Hebrew: עורך־דין (orekh-din) m, עורכת־דין (orekhet-din) f
Italian: t+|it|avvocato
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Malayalam: വക്കീല് (vakkeel), അഭിഭാഷകന് (abhibhaashakan)
Maltese: avukat m, avukatessa f
Portuguese: advogado
Russian: адвокат m
Spanish: t+|es|abogado
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trans-top|person who speaks in support of something
Albanian: mbrojtës
Dutch: voorstander, verdediger
Finnish: kannattaja, puoltaja
Italian: t-|it|sostenitore|m, t-|it|sostenitrice|f
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Maltese: diffensur m, diffensura f
Portuguese: porta voz, representante
Russian: сторонник m
Spanish: portavoz, representante, vocero
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ttbc|Ido: advokar
ttbc|Indonesian: bela|pembela
ttbc|Interlingua: advocato
ttbc|Norwegian: advokat
ttbc|Tagalog: abogado

Verb
en-verb|advocat|ing

  1. transitive To argue for someone else.
  2. transitive To encourage support for something.

#:I like trees, but I do not advocate living in them.

Translations
trans-top|argue for
trans-mid
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trans-top|encourage support for
French: préconiser
Japanese: 説く (とく, toku)
Portuguese: advocar,defender,argumentar a favor
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Spanish: t+|es|abogar
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ttbc|Indonesian: bela|membela
ttbc|Interlingua: advocar
ttbc|Tagalog: abogado

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