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Verb: advocate  ad-vu-kut
  1. Push for something
    "The travel agent advocated strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day";
    - recommend, urge, encourage
     
  2. Speak, plead, or argue in favour of
    "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house";
    - preach
Noun: advocate  ad-vu-kut
  1. A person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    - advocator, proponent, exponent
     
  2. (law) a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    - counsel, counselor [US], counsellor [Brit, Cdn], counselor-at-law [US, Ireland], pleader

Derived forms: advocated, advocates, advocating

Type of: advise, attorney, exhort, individual, lawyer, mortal, person, press, propose, somebody, someone, soul, suggest, urge, urge on

Encyclopedia: Advocate, Nova Scotia