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Meaning of ADVOCATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'advukut, [v]'advu`keyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
  2. [n]  a lawyer who pleads cases in court
  3. [v]  speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
  4. [v]  push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
 

ADVOCATE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: advocator, counsel, counsellor, counselor, counselor-at-law, exponent, pleader, preach, proponent, recommend
 
 See Also: admirer, advise, apologist, attorney, booster, champion, constitutionalist, Darwinian, democrat, exhort, federalist, friend, gnostic, human, humanist, ideologist, ideologue, individual, internationalist, interpreter, irredentist, irridentist, isolationist, Jansenist, justifier, lawyer, Maoist, Marxist, moralise, moralize, mortal, nationalist, neoclassicist, neutralist, nullifier, partisan, partitionist, person, Platonist, populist, preachify, presenter, press, pro-lifer, propose, protagonist, protectionist, representative, republican, ritualist, ruralist, secessionist, secularist, separatist, sermonise, sermonize, somebody, someone, soul, spokesperson, sponsor, suffragist, suggest, supporter, supremacist, teleologist, Thatcherite, unilateralist, urge, urge on, vindicator, voice, zealot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ad"vo*cate\, n. [OE. avocat, avocet, OF. avocat, fr.
    L. advocatus, one summoned or called to another; properly the
    p. p. of advocare to call to, call to one's aid; ad + vocare
    to call. See {Advowee}, {Avowee}, {Vocal}.]
    1. One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who
       pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial
       court; a counselor.
    
    Note: In the English and American Law, advocate is the same
          as ``counsel,'' ``counselor,'' or ``barrister.'' In the
          civil and ecclesiastical courts, the term signifies the
          same as ``counsel'' at the common law.
    
    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.
    
             We have an Advocate with the Father.  --1 John ii.
                                                   1.
    
    {Faculty of advocates} (Scot.), the Scottish bar in
       Edinburgh.
    
    {Lord advocate} (Scot.), the public prosecutor of crimes, and
       principal crown lawyer.
    
    {Judge advocate}. See under {Judge}.
    
    
  2. \Ad"vo*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Advocated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Advocating}.] [See {Advocate}, n., {Advoke}, {Avow}.]
    To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a
    tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend
    publicly.
    
          To advocate the cause of thy client.     --Bp.
                                                   Sanderson
                                                   (1624).
    
          This is the only thing distinct and sensible, that has
          been advocated.                          --Burke.
    
          Eminent orators were engaged to advocate his cause.
                                                   --Mitford.
    
    
  3. \Ad"vo*cate\, v. i.
    To act as advocate. [Obs.] --Fuller.
    
    
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

(Gr. parakletos), one who pleads another's cause, who helps another by defending or comforting him. It is a name given by Christ three times to the Holy Ghost (John 14:16; 15:26; 16:7, where the Greek word is rendered "Comforter," q.v.). It is applied to Christ in 1 John 2:1, where the same Greek word is rendered "Advocate," the rendering which it should have in all the places where it occurs. Tertullus "the orator" (Acts 24:1) was a Roman advocate whom the Jews employed to accuse Paul before Felix.

 
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