What are some opposite words for advocate?

Antonyms for advocate
ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term advocate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent(noun)

    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

    Synonyms:
    counselor-at-law, pleader, exponent, power, counsellor, index, counsel, counselor, advocator, proponent

  2. advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader(verb)

    a lawyer who pleads cases in court

    Synonyms:
    counselor-at-law, pleader, exponent, counsellor, counsel, counselling, counselor, advocator, direction, counseling, proponent, guidance

  3. recommend, urge, advocate(verb)

    push for something

    "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

    Synonyms:
    inspire, exhort, root on, press, preach, commend, urge, urge on, recommend, pep up, barrack, cheer

  4. preach, advocate(verb)

    speak, plead, or argue in favor of

    "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"

    Synonyms:
    urge, prophesy, preach, recommend

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. advocate

    Abet and instigate are now used almost without exception in a bad sense; one may incite either to good or evil. One incites or instigates to the doing of something not yet done, or to increased activity or further advance in the doing of it; one abets by giving sympathy, countenance, or substantial aid to the doing of that which is already projected or in process of commission. Abet and instigate apply either to persons or actions, incite to persons only; one incites a person to an action. A clergyman will advocate the claims of justice, aid the poor, encourage the despondent, support the weak, uphold the constituted authorities; but he will not incite to a quarrel, instigate a riot, or abet a crime. The originator of a crime often instigates or incites others to abet him in it, or one may instigate or incite others to a crime in the commission of which he himself takes no active part. Compare HELP.

    Antonyms:
    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, discourage, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

    Synonyms:
    abet, aid, assist, countenance, embolden, encourage, incite, instigate, promote, sanction, support, uphold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. advocate(n)

    Antonyms:
    opponent, adversary, discountenancer, accuser, impugner, gainsayer

    Synonyms:
    pleader, counsellor, upholder, propagator, promoter, supporter, countenancer, defender, maintainer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. advocate(n)

    Synonyms:
    defender, apologist, vindicator, propagandist, upholder, promoter

How to use advocate in a sentence?

  1. Marco Rubio:

    When I call Jeb Bush my friend, I mean he is someone I like, care for and respect. He and I have worked closely together for many years, on issues big and small. He is a passionate advocate for what he believes, and I welcome him to the race.

  2. Jamilah Lemieux:

    His moralist identity is one that a lot of African-Americans took issue with. It's one thing to advocate for images of black nuclear families on TV and another thing to speak negatively about poor black families and people who are facing challenges.

  3. Amanda Uhry:

    The problem is, there still isn’t enough diversity in New York City independent schools. This is just a band-aid. You need to advocate for more financial aid and diversity.

  4. Anne Hathaway:

    To make the case for how this will increase opportunities for women, we needed an advocate who had the intellect and passion to tackle this complex issue. Within moments of meeting Anne, I realized that we had found our woman.

  5. Cameron Wilson:

    I think they're just not into football, nobody will tell you that. For a long time, even I was that person who was an advocate, saying :' Yeah there's a lot of potential here, it's a sleeping giant and it's a massive goldmine waiting to be discovered.'.

How to pronounce advocate?

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How to say advocate in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#9071opponent
#12366expose
#18159deter
#20138discourage
#22854hinder
#24833adversary
#29400impede
#31947disapprove
#36830counteract
#39730obstruct
#40292denounce
#41205baffle
#49040frustrate
#55269accuser
#59581confound
#63455dissuade
#311709disconcert

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