advocate

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Advocate is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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noun
verb

Noun[change]

Singular
advocate

Plural
advocates

  1. (countable) An advocate is someone who recommends something.
    She is a strong advocate for children's right to education.
  2. (countable) An advocate is someone who speaks for someone else, especially a lawyer in court.
    Volunteers are needed to act as advocates for people with mental health problems.
    Only qualified lawyers may act as advocates in the Crown Court.

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Plain form
advocate

Third-person singular
advocates

Past tense
advocated

Past participle
advocated

Present participle
advocating

  1. (transitive) If you advocate something, you recommend it.
    We wish for freedom, but cannot advocate the use of violence.
    The Government wants to adopt the approach advocated by Professor David Pearce.

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