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advocate
used in Oliver Twist

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
to advocate
Definition
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.
    Chapter 39 — Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the.... (95% in)
advocated = recommended
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2  —1 use as in:
an advocate in court
Definition
a lawyer or officer of the court in some jurisdictions in Europe, colonial America, and the military
  • 'I have not the inclination to parley,' said Mr. Brownlow, 'and, as I advocate the dearest interests of others, I have not the right.'
    Chapter 49 — Monks and Mr. Brownlow at Length Meet. Their Conversation.... (15% in)
advocate = act as an English lawyer for
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