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  1. ad·vo·cate
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. publicly recommend or support:

      they advocated an ethical foreign policy
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: advocate, plural noun: advocates

    • v.: verb: advocate, 3rd person present: advocates, gerund or present participle: advocating, past tense: advocated, past participle: advocated

    • noun

      a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy:

      a person who puts a case on someone else's behalf:

    • verb

      publicly recommend or support:
    • noun

      an official elected or appointed to advance the interests of the public, especially by investigating complaints concerning public authorities.
    • noun

      a lawyer who advises a court-martial on points of law and sums up the case.
    • noun

      (in Scotland) any of a number of officers who assist the Lord Advocate in prosecutions.
    • noun

      the principal Law Officer of the Crown in Scotland.
    • noun

      a barrister who advises a court martial on points of law and sums up the case.
    • noun

      an official elected or appointed to advance the interests of the public, especially by investigating complaints concerning public authorities.
    • noun

      any of a number of officers assisting the judges in the European Court of Justice.
    • noun

      a person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing arguments:

      the popular title of the person appointed by the Roman Catholic Church to challenge a proposed beatification or canonization, or the verification of a miracle.

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