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Synonyms for advocate
ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; -kɪt, -ˌkeɪtad·vo·cate

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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. advocatenoun

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocate, advocator, proponent, exponentnoun

    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, pleaderverb

    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, advocateverb

    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, advocateverb

    speak, plead, or argue in favor of

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

    Synonyms:
    urge, prophesy, preach, recommend

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Editors Contribution

  1. lawyer

    Submitted by anonymous on March 8, 2021  
  2. proclamate

    to attest to the validity of

    to proclamate that god unquestionably exists.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 24, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. advocateverb

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

  2. advocatenoun

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

  3. advocatenoun

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

  4. advocatenoun

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

  5. advocatenoun

    Synonyms:
    [With The prefixed.] christ

  6. advocatenoun

    Synonyms:
    defence, protection, safeguard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. advocatenoun

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

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How to use advocate in a sentence?

  1. Austin Knudsen:

    By its own terms, antiracism excludes individuals who merely advocate for the neutral legal principles of the Constitution.

  2. Leslie Rutledge:

    Tim Griffin is a fierce advocate for Arkansas's conservative values - our military, law enforcement, and rule of law. Having been the Attorney General for over 6 years, I personally know the importance of the role in which every decision I make impacts 3 million Arkansans daily and the enormous responsibility I have to proactively protect and defend our constitutional rights against the aggressive liberal agenda of the Biden-Harris Administration, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, i wish Tim and his family the best.

  3. Richard Burr:

    Given your experience as a member of House Intelligence Committee, we expect you to lead the intelligence community with integrity, serve as a forceful advocate for the professionals in the intelligence community and ensure that the intel enterprise operates lawfully ethically and morally.

  4. Mandela Barnes:

    I am honored to accept Treasurer Godlewski's endorsement in this critical race, throughout this campaign, Treasurer Godlewski has been a leader in the fight to protect abortion access and a tireless advocate for working people and rural communities across Wisconsin. I will proudly stand with Treasurer Godlewski in those fights as we take on Ron Johnson in the fall.

  5. James Lankford:

    The memo is correct, I am an outspoken advocate for religious liberty, and I have a very ‘negative reaction’ to this Administration ignoring the First Amendment and failing to protect Americans of conscience.


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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