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advocate
used in Fast Food Nation

2 meanings, 10 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
to advocate
Definition
to recommend or publicly support (someone or something)
  • Instead of focusing on the primary causes of meat contamination — the feed being given to cattle, the overcrowding at feedlots, the poor sanitation at slaughterhouses, excessive line speeds, poorly trained workers, the lack of stringent government oversight — the meatpacking industry and the USDA are now advocating an exotic technological solution to the problem of foodborne pathogens.
    p. 217.4

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2  —3 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
  • Advocates for the homeless were especially angry about GFI America's attempt to misuse the largest homeless shelter in Minneapolis.
    p. 163.3
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Advocates of franchising have long billed it as the safest way of going into business for yourself.
    p. 98.5
  • He was a strong advocate of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) programs, embracing a food safety philosophy that the National Academy of Sciences had promoted for years.
    p. 208.4

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?  —6 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • As food safety advocates and reporters began to question the size of the recall, it started to expand, reaching 40,000 pounds on August 13, 1.
    p. 211.8
  • Despite all their success as businessmen and entrepreneurs, as cultural figures and advocates for a particular brand of Americanism, perhaps the most significant achievement of these two men lay elsewhere.
    p. 33.9
  • McNeal never advocates turning children into screaming, breath-holding monsters.
    p. 44.5
  • He blames weak parents for the excesses of the sixties youth counterculture, advocates spanking disobedient children with a "neutral object," and says that parents must convey to preschoolers two fundamental messages: "( 1) I love you, little one, more than you can possibly understand ....
    p. 63.5
  • Pete Meersman, the president of the Colorado Restaurant Association, advocates creating a federal guest worker program to import low-wage foodservice workers from overseas.
    p. 73.5
  • Farmers, leftists, anarchists, nationalists, environmentalists, consumer advocates, educators, health officials, labor unions, and defenders of animal rights have found common ground in a campaign against the perceived Americanization of the world.
    p. 244.9

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