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advocate
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Atlas Shrugged
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as in: to advocate Define
to recommend or publicly support someone or something
  • Society-and Dr. Robert Stadler-have achieved everything they advocated.
  • You’ve advocated it long enough-you got what you wanted.

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  • 9, was a professor of economics who advocated the abolition of private property, explaining that intelligence plays no part in industrial production, that man’s mind is conditioned by material tools, that anybody can run a factory or a railroad and it’s only a matter of seizing the machinery.
  • But thirty million dollars of subsidy money from Washington had been plowed into Project Soybean-an enormous acreage in Louisiana, where a harvest of soybeans was ripening, as advocated and organized by Emma Chalmers, for the purpose of reconditioning the dietary habits of the nation.

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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 read an article recently which referred to him as the last of the great advocates of reason.
  • The philosopher? . The last of the advocates of reason?

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  • When you declare that men are irrational animals and propose to treat them as such, you define thereby your own character and can no longer claim the sanction of reason-as no advocate of contradictions can claim it.
  • When the looters’ state collapses, deprived of the best of its slaves, when it falls to a level of impotent chaos, like the mystic-ridden nations of the Orient, and dissolves into starving robber gangs fighting to rob one another-when the advocates of the morality of sacrifice perish with their final ideal-then and on that day we will return.

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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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