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advocate
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The Winter's Tale
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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
  • If she dares trust me with her little babe,
    I’ll show’t the king, and undertake to be
    Her advocate to th’ loud’st. ...

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  • She is a passionate advocate for children’s welfare.
  • Privacy advocates want the law changed.

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unspecified meaning
  • What advocate hast thou to him?
  • Advocate’s the court-word for a pheasant; say you have none.

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  • —Beseech you, sir, Remember since you ow’d no more to time Than I do now: with thought of such affections, Step forth mine advocate; at your request My father will grant precious things as trifles.

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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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