Synonyms for advocate

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : verb ad-vuh-keyt; noun ad-vuh-kit, -keyt
Phonetic Transcription : verb ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; noun ˈæd və kɪt, -ˌkeɪt

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Définition of advocate

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "one whose profession is to plead cases in a court of justice," a technical term from Roman law, from Old French avocat "barrister, advocate, spokesman," from Latin advocatus "one called to aid; a pleader, advocate," noun use of past participle of advocare "to call" (as witness or advisor) from ad- "to" (see ad-) + vocare "to call," related to vocem (see voice (n.)). Also in Middle English as "one who intercedes for another," and "protector, champion, patron." Feminine forms advocatess, advocatrice were in use in 15c.
  • noun person supporting an idea or cause publicly
  • verb support idea or cause publicly
Example sentences :
  • It was then that he again came to the front to advocate a just cause.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • I want you, moreover, to advocate our American doctrine of Protection.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 » by Various
  • I should like to consult my own advocate to see what I can do.
  • Extract from : « The Imaginary Invalid » by Molire
  • Have the great men of England chosen you for their advocate?
  • Extract from : « Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II » by Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • So the advocate cross-examined, though it cannot be said that he had the better of Betty.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard
  • Love became his advocate, and whispered many things in his favour.
  • Extract from : « Joseph Andrews Vol. 1 » by Henry Fielding
  • Judge Andrews gave immediate promise of celebrity as an advocate.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • In fact, he has always been a zealous friend and advocate of popular education.
  • Extract from : « Cleveland Past and Present » by Maurice Joblin
  • It can therefore not be surprising that Mr. Adams is an advocate of the legalized pool.
  • Extract from : « The Railroad Question » by William Larrabee
  • The profession of advocate had terrified him, and he shuddered at the idea of tilling the soil.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola

Antonyms for advocate

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