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advocate
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Anna Karenina
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as in: to advocate Define
to recommend or publicly support someone or something
  • Stepan Arkadyevitch took in and read a liberal paper, not an extreme one, but one advocating the views held by the majority.
  • What they advocated was the very pride of intellect that had almost been his ruin.

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  • He was considering whether the new committee would not be acting in some way contrary to the views he had been advocating.

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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
  • On the woman question he was on the side of the extreme advocates of complete liberty for women, and especially their right to labor.
  • "He spoke of what I want to speak about of myself, and it’s easy for me to be his advocate; of whether there is not a possibility …. whether you could not…."

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  • Let everyone who advocates war be enrolled in a special regiment of advance-guards, for the front of every storm, of every attack, to lead them all!’
  • "I don’t advocate protection for the sake of private interests, but for the public weal, and for the lower and upper classes equally," he said, looking over his pince-nez at Oblonsky.
  • …living, nor found them in himself (and he could not but consider himself one of the persons making up the Russian people), and most of all because he, like the people, did not know and could not know what is for the general good, though he knew beyond a doubt that this general good could be attained only by the strict observance of that law of right and wrong which has been revealed to every man, and therefore he could not wish for war or advocate war for any general objects whatever.

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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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