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advocate
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Oliver Twist
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as in: to advocate Define
to recommend or publicly support someone or something
  • This allusion to Nancy’s doubtful character, raised a vast quantity of chaste wrath in the bosoms of four housemaids, who remarked, with great fervour, that the creature was a disgrace to her sex; and strongly advocated her being thrown, ruthlessly, into the kennel.

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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
  • ’I have not the inclination to parley,’ said Mr. Brownlow, ’and, as I advocate the dearest interests of others, I have not the right.’

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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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