Thursday, July 14, 2011

What is an advocate?



noun \ˈad-və-kət, -ˌkāt\

Definition of ADVOCATE

1: one that pleads the cause of another; specifically: one that pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court
2: one that defends or maintains a cause or proposal
3: one that supports or promotes the interests of another

Examples of ADVOCATE

  1. a passionate advocate of civil rights
  2. She works as a consumer advocate.
  3. He has paid respectful attention to the home schooling movement by meeting with its advocates and endorsing their cause. —Elizabeth Drew, New York Review of Books, 10 June 2004

Origin of ADVOCATE

Middle English advocat, from Anglo-French, from Latin advocatus, from past participle of advocare to summon, from ad- + vocare to call, from voc-, vox voice — more at voice
First Known Use: 14th century

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