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as in: to advocate Define
to recommend or publicly support someone or something
  • Doctor, have the medical societies in Minnesota ever advocated legislation for help to nursing mothers?
  • ...the community dances which Mrs. Nat Hicks advocated.

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  • Uncle Whittier and Aunt Bessie came in one evening when Carol was sleepily advocating a rose-garden cottage.
  • I believe in manual training, but Latin and mathematics always will be the backbone of sound Americanism, no matter what these faddists advocate—heaven knows what they do want—knitting, I suppose, and classes in wiggling the ears!
  • The civic improvements which I’d like the Thanatopsis to advocate are Strindberg plays, and classic dancers—exquisite legs beneath tulle—
  • Buckburn of Baltimore advocates decapsulation and nephrotomy, but seems to me—

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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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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
  • But the advocate of freedom in marriage was as much disappointed as a drooping bride at the alacrity with which he took that freedom and escaped to the world of men’s affairs.
  • Thus to the young Sappho spake the melon-venders; thus the captains to Zenobia; and in the damp cave over gnawed bones the hairy suitor thus protested to the woman advocate of matriarchy.

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  • Vida was an advocate of culture-buying and efficiency-systems.

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

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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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