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advocate
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Jane Eyre
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as in: to advocate Define
to recommend or publicly support someone or something
  • She advocated a high tone of sentiment; but she did not know the sensations of sympathy and pity; tenderness and truth were not in her.

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  • She advocates stricter gun control.
  • She advocates giving all students the opportunity to attend school in the summer too.

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unspecified meaning
  • Consistency, my dear Mr. Brocklehurst; I advocate consistency in all things.
  • I advocate them: I am sworn to spread them.

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  • It is the cause of God I advocate: it is under His standard I enlist you.
  • Since I had ascertained that Rosamond really preferred him, and that her father was not likely to oppose the match, I — less exalted in my views than St. John — had been strongly disposed in my own heart to advocate their union.

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as in: to advocate Define
to recommend or publicly support someone or something
as in: an advocate Define
a person who publicly supports and works to advance a cause or more rarely: someone acting in the role of a defense lawyer in England's past and in some jurisdictions today
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