Synonyms for advocates

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 advocates

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 :
  • He is a lover of truth, and advocates the only way to arrive at it, which is by unfettered thought.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • Fortunately, the advocates of practice can offer an alternative; namely Design.
  • Extract from : « College Teaching » by Paul Klapper
  • Its advocates are no longer the ridiculed few, but the respected many.
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various
  • I trust that as a gentleman I respect the feelings of the ladies and their advocates.
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various
  • Much depends on the character and quality of the men and women who are its advocates.
  • Extract from : « The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV » by Various
  • Five to five were his office hours, you advocates of eight hour bills!
  • Extract from : « From Edinburgh to India & Burmah » by William G. Burn Murdoch
  • This appears to be characteristic of the advocates of that side.
  • Extract from : « The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851 » by Various
  • But even should it be defeated, its advocates should never be discouraged.
  • Extract from : « A Book for All Readers » by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • Sometimes the advocates of war are thinking of war as the great adventure.
  • Extract from : « The Psychology of Nations » by G.E. Partridge
  • The Italians are very poorly served by some of their advocates.
  • Extract from : « The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2 » by Henry Baerlein

Antonyms for advocates

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