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Synonyms for advocate
ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt

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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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. advocate(n)

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. advocate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    defend, support, vindicate, justify, countenance, uphold, favor, plead in favor of, stand up for

  2. advocate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    counsellor, counsel, barrister, lawyer, attorney, solicitor, attorney-at-law, limb of the law

  3. advocate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    defender, vindicator, supporter, favorer, apologist, friend, patron

  4. advocate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    intercessor, comforter, paraclete, holy Spirit, spirit of Truth

  5. advocate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [With The prefixed.] christ

  6. advocate(n.)

    Synonyms:
    defence, protection, safeguard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. advocate(n)

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

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How to use advocate in a sentence?

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that. and how long did it take us to elect an African-American to be president of the United States? What we should be doing is as a people is judge our candidates based on their views, their abilities, not the color of their skin, not on their religion. That is what America is supposed to be about.

  2. Anthony Bourdain:

    If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food.

  3. Jaroslaw Flis:

    The success of PiS is part of a broad cultural divide across the world, it's a divide between those who advocate economic solidarity and a uniformity of values, meaning they are socially conservative and support the welfare state, against those who back economic and social liberalism.

  4. Colin Wayne:

    Megan has made it a point to be an advocate of first responders. It is because of how passionate she is about veterans that our views aligned right from the get-go.

  5. Václav Havel:

    We ask ourselves all kinds of questions, such as why does a peacock have such beautiful feathers, and we may answer that he needs the feathers to impress a female peacock, but then we ask ourselves, and why is there a peacock? And then we ask, why is there anything living? And then we ask, why is there anything at all? And if you tell some advocate of scientism that the answer is a secret, he will go white hot and write a book. But it is a secret. And the experience of living with the secret and thinking about it is in itself a kind of faith.”


Translations for advocate

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  • المؤيدArabic
  • адвака́тBelarusian
  • поддръжник, защитник, застъпвам се за, адвока́тка, адвока́тBulgarian
  • právníčka, právník, advokát, obhájceCzech
  • verteidigen, plädieren, Rechtsanwältin, RechtsanwaltGerman
  • υποστηρικτής, συνήγορος, υπέρμαχος, υπερασπιστήςGreek
  • abogar, representante, portavoz, abogada, abogado, recomendar, vocero, defensorSpanish
  • puhua puolesta, kannattaja, kannattaa, puoltaja, asianajaja, puolustaa, puolestapuhujaFinnish
  • avocate, porte-parole, plaider, préconiser, avocatFrench
  • סנגורHebrew
  • կողմնակից, փաստաբան, իրավաբանArmenian
  • pengacara, pembelaIndonesian
  • advokato, pledar, rekomendarIdo
  • sostenitore, avvocata, avvocato, sostenitriceItalian
  • עוֹרֵך דִיןHebrew
  • 説く, 主張, 支持Japanese
  • ស្មាក្ដីKhmer
  • അഭിഭാഷകന്, വക്കീല്Malayalam
  • avukat, diffensur, avukatessa, diffensuraMaltese
  • verdediger, aanbevelen, bepleiten, advocate, verdedigster, advocaat, voorstanderDutch
  • advokatNorwegian
  • adwokatka, adwokatPolish
  • advogado, defender, representante, advocar, [[argumentar]] [[a favor]], advogada, defensorPortuguese
  • побо́рник, сторо́нница, выступа́ть в защи́ту, защи́тница, побо́рница, сторо́нник, выступа́ть, адвока́т, отста́ивать, приве́рженка, защи́тник, пропаганди́ровать, приве́рженецRussian
  • zagovornik, zagovarjati, zagovornica, podpornik, podpornica, podpiratiSlovene
  • mbrojtës, avokatAlbanian
  • förespråka, förespråkare, advokat, pläderaSwedish
  • abogadoTagalog
  • وکیلUrdu
  • jilavogan, hilavogan, lavoganVolapük
  • 主張Chinese

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