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advocate
n. defense counsel; attorney; supporter, follower, proponent, champion
 
v. be in favor of, support; stand for, intercede for

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Advocate
An advocate is a type of professional person in several different legal systems and it is also a commonly used honorific for remarkable lawyers, such as in "Adv. Sir Alberico Gentili". The broad equivalent in many English law-based jurisdictions can be a barrister. However, in ScottishSouth AfricanItalianFrenchSpanishPortuguese, Scandinavian, South Asian and South American jurisdictions, advocate is also a word to indicate lawyers of superior classification.

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advocate

Noun
1. a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
(synonym) advocator, proponent, exponent
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(hyponym) apologist, vindicator, justifier
(derivation) preach
2. a lawyer who pleads cases in court
(synonym) counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader
(hypernym) lawyer, attorney
(classification) law, jurisprudence

Verb
1. push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
(synonym) recommend, urge
(hypernym) propose, suggest, advise
2. speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
(synonym) preach
(hypernym) urge, urge on, press, exhort
(hyponym) sermonize, sermonise, preachify, moralize, moralise
(derivation) advocator, proponent, exponent


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advocate
n. zastánce, zastánkyně; obhájce, obhájkyně; advokát, advokátka
 
v. doporučit

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advocate
Rzecz. zwolenni-k/czka; adwokat
 
Czas. zalecać


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