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advocate
used in The Souls of Black Folk

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
to advocate
Definition
to recommend or publicly support (someone or something)
  • This policy has been courageously and insistently advocated for over fifteen years, and has been triumphant for perhaps ten years.
    Chapter 3 (54% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • It startled the nation to hear a Negro advocating such a programme after many decades of bitter complaint; it startled and won the applause of the South, it interested and won the admiration of the North; and after a confused murmur of protest, it silenced if it did not convert the Negroes themselves.
    Chapter 3 (5% in)
  • In other periods of intensified prejudice all the Negro's tendency to self-assertion has been called forth; at this period a policy of submission is advocated.
    Chapter 3 (52% in)
  • He advocates common-school and industrial training, and depreciates institutions of higher learning; but neither the Negro common-schools, nor Tuskegee itself, could remain open a day were it not for teachers trained in Negro colleges, or trained by their graduates.
    Chapter 3 (60% in)
advocates = publicly supports
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2  —1 use 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
  • The advocates of the higher education of the Negro would be the last to deny the incompleteness and glaring defects of the present system: too many institutions have attempted to do college work, the work in some cases has not been thoroughly done, and quantity rather than quality has sometimes been sought.
    Chapter 6 (51% in)

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • They advocate, with Mr. Washington, a broad system of Negro common schools supplemented by thorough industrial training; but they are surprised that a man of Mr. Washington's insight cannot see that no such educational system ever has rested or can rest on any other basis than that of the well-equipped college and university, and they insist that there is a demand for a few such institutions throughout the South to train the best of the Negro youth as teachers, professional men, and...
    Chapter 3 (68% in)

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