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Definition of Advocate


  1. One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.
  2. One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth.
  3. Christ, considered as an intercessor.
  4. To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.
  5. To act as advocate.

Advocate Quotations

Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they've spent time in and around the ocean, and they've personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet's blue heart.
Sylvia Earle

I'm an advocate of 'it's not what you are, it's who you are.'
Sia Furler

I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me.
Maya Angelou

Much as Cold War nuclear strategists could argue about winning a nuclear war by having more survivors, advocates of a Global Warming War might see the United States, Western Europe, or Russia as better able to ride out climate disruption and manipulation than, say, China or the countries of the Middle East.
Jamais Cascio

If the United Nations is to survive, those who represent it must bolster it; those who advocate it must submit to it; and those who believe in it must fight for it.
Norman Cousins
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Advocate Translations

advocate in Afrikaans is advokaat
advocate in Dutch is pleitbezorger, advocaat, verdediger
advocate in Norwegian is advokat
advocate in Portuguese is advogado
advocate in Spanish is abogado
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