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Advocate

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun advocate:

proponentexponentadvocatecounselcounsellor

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb advocate:

preachadvocateurgerecommend

Advocate (to speak in favor of) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.

The word advocate and its family (advocacy, advocated, advocates, advocating) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun advocate

What does advocate mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: advocates

  1. a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
  2. a lawyer who pleads cases in court

Alternative definition of the noun advocate

noun

  1. A person who argues the case of another, such as a lawyer in a court.
  2. A person who speaks in support of something.
  3. A person who supports someone to make their voice heard, or ideally to speak up for themselves.

Definition of the noun advocate for high school students

    a person who argues in favor of something
    • example: In addition to wanting to turn left at every stop sign, Arnold was also a great advocate of increasing national defense spending.

The noun advocate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the verb advocate

What does advocate mean as a doing word?

Advocate is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: advocated | advocating | advocates

  1. push for something
  2. speak, plead, or argue in favor of

Alternative definition of the verb advocate

verb

  1. [transitive] To argue for someone else.
  2. [transitive] To encourage support for something.

Definition of the verb advocate for high school students

    to argue in favor of something
    • example: Arnold advocated turning left at the stop sign, even though everyone else thought we should turn right.

The verb advocate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Characters

  1. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1987 film Nazrana.
  2. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2003 film Manassinakkare.
  3. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2003 film Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum.
  4. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1960 film Kanoon.
  5. Advocate is a fictional character in the 2013 film Kutteem Kolum.
  6. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2008 film Babal Da Vehra.
  7. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1977 film Mimino.
    • also known as Светлана Георгиевна, Світлана Георгіївна
    • in the film "Mimino", played by Marina Dyuzheva
  8. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2009 film Indira Vizha.
  9. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1990 film Pati Patni Aur Tawaif.
  10. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Game of Love.
  11. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1974 film Dil Diwana.
  12. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1980 film Apne Paraye.
  13. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2009 film Gulumal.
  14. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1986 film Nagina.
  15. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1999 film Ustaad.
  16. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1986 film Kirayadar.
  17. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1954 film Amar.
  18. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1987 film Kudrat Ka Kanoon.
  19. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1997 film The Car.
  20. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1967 film Bhai Bhauja.
  21. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1983 film Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka.
  22. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1996 film Vijeta.
  23. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1985 film Karimpinpoovinakkare.
  24. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2007 film Mayavi.
  25. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1987 film The Mother of Kings.
  26. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1969 film Anjaana.
  27. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2005 film Rajamanikyam.
  28. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1996 film Maanbumigu Maanavan.
  29. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2004 film Saatchya Aat Gharat.
  30. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2008 film Lovesongs: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.
  31. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2006 film Baba Kalyani.
  32. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2003 film Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum.
  33. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1996 film Rakshak.
  34. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1974 film The Golden Fortress.
  35. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2004 film Natturajavu.
  36. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2010 film Malik Ek.
  37. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1996 film Rajaputhran.
  38. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2013 film Loveria.
  39. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1965 film Three Steps on Earth.
  40. Advocate is a fictional character from the 2008 film A Climate for Crime.
  41. Advocate is a fictional character from the 1985 film Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam.
  42. Advocate a.k.a. Piotr Balicki is a fictional character from the 1988 film A Short Film About Killing.

There are other characters with in their name, like Judge Advocate.

Film

"Advocate" a.k.a. "The Hour of the Pig" is a 1993 British/French film by writer/director Leslie Megahey, produced by the BBC. The film stars Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence, Nicol Williamson, Jim Carter and Amina Annabi. It was released in the United States as The Advocate. The film is usually categorised as a drama, although it could also be classified as a mystery or a black comedy.

Music

"Advocate" is a musical album of Jim Beard.

  • released in (16 years ago)

Groups

  1. Advocate is a musical group.
    • also known as The Advocate
    • album: "From Soil Laced With Lyme"
  2. Advocate is a musical group.
    • album: "Trial and Error"

Miscellanea

  1. Advocate: An advocate is a type of professional person in several different legal systems. These include Scotland, Belgium, South Africa, India, Scandinavian jurisdictions, Israel, Brazil and the British Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. The broad equivalent in many English law-based jurisdictions is a barrister, public defender, district attorney or prosecutor.
    • also known as Peguambela, वकील, Puolestapuhuja
  2. Advocate a.k.a. The High Priest was the chief religious official of Israelite religion and of classical Judaism from the rise of the Israelite nation until the destruction of the Second Temple of Jerusalem. The high priests belonged to the Jewish priestly families that trace their paternal line back to Aaron, the first high priest and elder brother of Moses.
    • also known as Kohen Gadol, High Priest of Israel
  3. Advocate: Ang Advocate ay isang palabas sa telebisyon sa Timog Korea.
  4. The Advocate was a newspaper in Pittsburgh, published under several title variants from 1832 to 1844. It was the second daily newspaper issued in the city, the first being its eventual purchaser, the Gazette. Politically, the paper supported the principles of the Whig Party.
  5. The Advocate is a student newspaper for Kansas City Kansas Community College. The newspaper also maintains an online presence.

Phrases with Advocate

  1. judge advocate general
  2. judge advocate
  3. Angel's Advocate
  4. devil's advocate

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Advocate

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Google previewBaby Boomers and Beyond (2010)

The Who, What, When, and Where Guide to Health and Spirituality by Michelle McAllister

An advocate is a person you wish to be present at the time of illness to insure your individual healthcare is managed in a...

Google previewSmart Tips For Patients (2017)

Checking Into Healthcare Facilities by Gloria E. Davis-Brackins

A Patient Advocate is a necessity for any patient checking into any type of healthcare facility, because this is what keeps you alive during your brief or long term stay.

Google previewThe New White Nationalism in America (2002)

Its Challenge to Integration by Carol M. Swain

Cultured, intelligent, and often possessing impressive degrees from some of America's premier colleges and universities, this new breed of white racial advocate is a far cry from the populist politicians and hooded Klansmen of the Old South ...

Google previewPolitical Consumerism (2013)

Global Responsibility in Action by Dietlind Stolle, Michele Micheletti

downsizing advocate is the U.S.-based New American Dream (a nonprofit organization founded in 19 97) that strives to popularize simplicity by helping consumers to find balance in life. Today, environmental groups, climate change activists, ...

Google previewCommunity Practice Skills (2010)

Local to Global Perspectives by Dorothy N Gamble, Marie Weil

Being an advocate is an important role in organizing functional communities and will also be identified in chapters 11 and 12 as significant in two additional models: Political and Social Action, and Movements for Progressive Change.

Google previewHuman Services Management (2012)

Organizational Leadership in Social Work Practice by David Austin

The advocate is an individual who acts to assert the right of the service user to receive services, or to protect the rights ofthe service user during the service provision process. Third-party advocates, sometimes in the form of a guardian ad litem, ...

Google previewPlanning For Life (2005)

Involving Adults with Learning Disabilities in Service Planning by Liam Concannon

The future of advocacy The belief underlying Valuing People is that the role of the advocate is a very powerful one that helps to transform the lives of people with learning disabilities, arguing that advocates enable users to make choices and ...

Google previewGreen's Encyclopaedia of the Law of Scotland (1899)

by John Chisholm

ANDERSON, Advocate. Statute Law Revision; and Statutory Rules and Orders.—J. A. FLEMING, Advocate, formerly Member of Statute Law Revision Committee. Stipends. — THE TEIND CLERK (NENION ELLIOT, S.S.C.). Stipendiary ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Popular Culture (2008)

by Luca Prono

since the late 1960s, the Advocate has grown from an underground newsletter into the largest gay and lesbian magazine in the world. It has recorded the developments of the queer community in the United states and worldwide, thus giving ...

Google previewThe Standard-phonographic Dictionary (1862)

by Andrew Jackson Graham

Advocate [add], advoküt, Def-KeL Advocate-d ...

Google previewPolitical Dictionary (1845)

Forming a Work of Universal Reference, Both Constitutional and Legal; and Embracing the Terms of Civil Administration, of Political Economy and Social Relations, and of All the More Important Statistical Departments of Finance and Commerce

Though the word Advocate is the term now generally used to express a person conversant with the law who manages a laintiff's or defendant's case in court, this is not exactly the meaning of the Roman work advocatus. The word Advocatus ...

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Small photo of Bala Wales UK - April 27 2017: The Statue of Thomas Edward Ellis on the high street of Bala. Also known as Tom Ellis he was a Welsh Liberal politician and a prominent advocate for home ruleSmall photo of MISSOULA, MONTANA - MAY 20, 2017: An advocate for Ranked Choice voting chatting with an attendee of a campaign rally for U.S. House of Representatives candidate Rob Quist.Small photo of NIN, CROATIA - MAY 29, 2017: The bronze statue of Grgur Ninski (Gregory of Nin), the Bishop and great advocate of the old Slavonic language and national script.Small photo of NIN, CROATIA - MAY 29, 2017: The bronze statue of Grgur Ninski (Gregory of Nin), the Bishop and great advocate of the old Slavonic language and national script.Small photo of Lawyer (advocate, jurist) help protect rights. Law represented by paragraph symbol. Protection of rights and freedoms.Small photo of Advocate word written on wood blockSmall photo of Advocate or lawyer defends accused innocent woman. Legal help and assistance concept. More...

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Sign language

WCA Advocate Services - American Sign Language and Closed Captioning

ADVOCATES ARE HERE TO HELP An advocate is someone you can talk to about your domestic violence or sexual assault situation and is able to keep your ...

Quotes about Advocate

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. (Hunter S. Thompson)
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Scrabble value of A1D2V4O1C3A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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