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Meaning of PROPONENT

Pronunciation:  pru'pownunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

PROPONENT is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: advocate, advocator, exponent
 See Also: admirer, apologist, booster, champion, constitutionalist, Darwinian, democrat, federalist, friend, gnostic, human, humanist, ideologist, ideologue, individual, internationalist, interpreter, irredentist, irridentist, isolationist, Jansenist, justifier, Maoist, Marxist, mortal, nationalist, neoclassicist, neutralist, nullifier, partisan, partitionist, person, Platonist, populist, presenter, pro-lifer, protagonist, protectionist, representative, republican, ritualist, ruralist, secessionist, secularist, separatist, somebody, someone, soul, spokesperson, sponsor, suffragist, supporter, supremacist, teleologist, Thatcherite, unilateralist, vindicator, voice, zealot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pro*po"nent\, a. [L. proponens, p. pr.]
    Making proposals; proposing.
  2. \Pro*po"nent\, n.
    1. One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.
    2. (Law) The propounder of a thing.