Definition of advocate :
1. Christ, considered as an intercessor.
2. One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth.
3. One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.
4. To act as advocate.
5. To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.
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advise (part of speech: verb)
lawyer (part of speech: noun)
- Should he stand up and advocate the sale of the March Hare he knew his word would have weight. - "Paul and the Printing Press", Sara Ware Bassett.
- He was on every occasion, too, the powerful advocate of popular education. - "Leading Articles on Various Subjects", Hugh Miller.
- First came the Consul, and with him an intelligent Swiss advocate, who declared he would soon put matters right. - "The Passenger from Calais", Arthur Griffiths.