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advocate
used in Letter from a Birmingham Jail

5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
to advocate
Definition
to recommend or publicly support (someone or something)
  • How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?
advocate = publicly support
  • I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws.
  • The other force is one of bitterness and hatred, and it comes perilously close to advocating violence.

There are no more uses of "advocate" flagged with this meaning in Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

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  • In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law, as would the rabid segregationist.
  • If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country's antireligious laws.

There are no more uses of "advocate" in Letter from a Birmingham Jail.

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