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Meaning of advocate

ad•vo•cate

Pronunciation: (v.ad'vu-kāt"n.ad'vu-kit, -kāt"), [key]
— v., n. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers.
—n.
  1. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually fol. by of): an advocate of peace.
  2. a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor.
  3. a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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