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advocate
used in War and Peace

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
to advocate
Definition
to recommend or publicly support (someone or something)
  • Another who wished to gain some advantage would attract the Emperor's attention by loudly advocating the very thing the Emperor had hinted at the day before, and would dispute and shout at the council, beating his breast and challenging those who did not agree with him to duels, thereby proving that he was prepared to sacrifice himself for the common good.
    Book Nine — 1812 (41% in)
  • Natasha did not follow the golden rule advocated by clever folk, especially by the French, which says that a girl should not let herself go when she marries, should not neglect her accomplishments, should be even more careful of her appearance than when she was unmarried, and should fascinate her husband as much as she did before he became her husband.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (56% in)

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2  —2 uses as in:
an advocate supporting
Definition
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
  • Besides being advocates of bold action, this section also represented nationalism, which made them still more one-sided in the dispute.
    Book Nine — 1812 (39% in)
  • Dolgorukov, one of the warmest advocates of an attack, had just returned from the council, tired and exhausted but eager and proud of the victory that had been gained.
    Book Three — 1805 (53% in)

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • It is clear that the man who advocates the conclusion of a peace, and that the Minister should command the army, does not love our sovereign and desires the ruin of us all.
    Book Ten — 1812 (17% in)

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