What are some alternative words for advocate?

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

Editors Contribution

  1. proclamate

    to attest to the validity of

    to proclamate that god unquestionably exists.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 24, 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. 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

How to pronounce advocate?

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How to say advocate in sign language?

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How to use advocate in a sentence?

  1. Howard Krooks:

    I've been preaching this my entire career, with the virus, it's a lot easier to advocate.

  2. Andretti Autosport:

    It is with the heaviest of hearts we share that John Andretti has today lost his battle with cancer, john was a loving husband and father, a devoted son and a trusted cousin. He was a philanthropist, an advocate for the sport, a dedicated teammate, a driven competitor and most importantly a dear friend.

  3. Rohini Sethi:

    I have chosen to take these steps on my own because of the division I’ve created among our student body, i may have the right to post what I did, but I still should not have. My words at the time didn’t accurately convey my feeling and cause many students to lose their faith in me to advocate for them. I will always continue to learn and be ready to discuss these issues.

  4. Chris Coons:

    He is a very informed and persuasive advocate for the Israeli perspective and he is a persistent and thorough critic of the context of these negotiations and he made some very strong points.

  5. Bailey Sheehan:

    We were lucky that her pediatrician was such an advocate for us, but I don't know if everyone's that lucky.


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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