advocate


advocate
01. The President is [advocating] a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
02. Personally, I do not [advocate] the death penalty under any circumstances.
03. Peace [advocates] held a demonstration in front of the British Embassy to protest the government's involvement in the conflict.
04. Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were very determined [advocates] of a free market system.
05. [Advocates] for the poor say the government's tax cuts will not benefit those that need help the most.
06. Environmental [advocacy] groups are upset at the government's plans to allow mining in the sensitive wilderness area.
07. The newly-elected president is clearly [advocating] a greater role for government in ensuring a proper education for all its citizens.
08. George V once observed, "I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent [advocates] of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war."
09. James Forten once remarked, "It seems almost incredible that the [advocates] of liberty should conceive of the idea of selling a fellow creature to slavery."
10. George McGovern once said that no man should [advocate] a course in private that he's ashamed to admit in public.
11. Mao Zedong once said, "We are [advocates] of the abolition of war, we do not want war, but war can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun."
12. Ronald Reagan once said that abortion is [advocated] only by persons who have themselves been born.
13. Our family doctor does not [advocate] the use of antibiotics for an ear infection unless it is really severe.
14. Many of the people leading today's anti-sweatshop movement are longtime [advocates] of the Third World's poor and marginalized.
15. Former Vice-President Al Gore was so convinced humans are warming the planet that he [advocated] an international treaty committing America to drastically reduce emissions from oil, gas and coal.
16. China [advocates] peaceful reunification with Taiwan, but refuses to renounce the use of force if the island nation tries to declare its independence.
17. Health [advocates] in the U.S. recently applauded the decision by the Los Angeles school district to ban the sale of soft drinks in schools.
18. Hunter S. Thompson once said, "I hate to [advocate] drugs, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me."
19. Our organization continues to [advocate] for more liveable communities.
20. Rock singer Bono has been a passionate [advocate] for Third World debt relief in recent years.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • advocate — ad·vo·cate 1 / ad və kət, ˌkāt/ n [Latin advocatus adviser to a party in a lawsuit, counselor, from past participle of advocare to summon, employ as counsel, from ad to + vocare to call] 1: a person (as a lawyer) who works and argues in support… …   Law dictionary

  • advocate — Ⅰ. advocate UK US /ˈædvəkeɪt/ verb [T] ► to publicly support or suggest an idea, plan, or way of doing something: »The Food Standards Agency advocated a ban on advertising junk food to children. advocate doing sth »We would advocate selling those …   Financial and business terms

  • Advocate — Ad vo*cate, n. [OE. avocat, avocet, OF. avocat, fr. L. advocatus, one summoned or called to another; properly the p. p. of advocare to call to, call to one s aid; ad + vocare to call. See {Advowee}, {Avowee}, {Vocal}.] 1. One who pleads the cause …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advocate — verb. 1. In a letter written in 1798 Benjamin Franklin asked Noah Webster, the lexicographer of American English, to use his authority to ‘reprobate’ this word, which was then new in the meaning ‘to recommend or plead in favour of’, although the… …   Modern English usage

  • Advocate — Ad vo*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Advocated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Advocating}.] [See {Advocate}, n., {Advoke}, {Avow}.] To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advocate — [ad′və kit; ] for v. [, ad′vəkāt΄] n. [ME advocat, avocat < L advocatus, a counselor < advocare, to summon (for aid) < ad , to + vocare, to call] 1. a person who pleads another s cause; specif., a lawyer 2. a person who speaks or writes… …   English World dictionary

  • Advocate — Ad vo*cate, v. i. To act as advocate. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • advocate — n *lawyer, counselor, barrister, counsel, attorney, solicitor advocate vb *support, uphold, champion, back Analogous words: defend, justify, vindicate, *maintain: espouse (see ADOPT): promote, forward, *advance …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • advocate — [n] person supporting an idea or cause publicly apostle, attorney, backer, campaigner, champion, counsel, defender, exponent, expounder, lawyer, pleader, promoter, proponent, proposer, speaker, spokesperson, supporter, upholder; concepts 359,423… …   New thesaurus

  • advocate — ► NOUN 1) a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy. 2) a person who pleads a case on someone else s behalf. 3) Scottish term for BARRISTER(Cf. ↑barrister). ► VERB ▪ publicly recommend or support. DER …   English terms dictionary

  • Advocate — Infobox Occupation name= PAGENAME caption= 19th century painting of advocates, by French artist Honoré Daumier official names= advocate barrister type= profession activity sector= law competencies= advocacy and interpersonal skills, analytical… …   Wikipedia


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