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Definition of Advocate

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

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
Hunter S. Thompson

I'm a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.
Jimmy Wales

Slow travel now rivals the fly-to-Barcelona-for-lunch culture. Advocates savour the journey, travelling by train or boat or bicycle, or even on foot, rather than crammed into an airplane. They take time to plug into the local culture instead of racing through a list of tourist traps.
Carl Honore

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

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
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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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