Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun advocate

2 senses of advocate

Sense 1
advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent -- (a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 2
advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader -- (a lawyer who pleads cases in court)
       => lawyer, attorney -- (a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb advocate

2 senses of advocate

Sense 1
recommend, urge, advocate -- (push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day")
       => propose, suggest, advise -- (make a proposal, declare a plan for something; "the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax")

Sense 2
preach, advocate -- (speak, plead, or argue in favor of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house")
       => urge, urge on, press, exhort -- (force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies")

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