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ad•vo•cate



Pronunciation: (
v.ad'vu-kāt";
n.ad'vu-kit, -kāt"),
[key]
v., -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
n.


v.t.
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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