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advocate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of advocate

  1. 1 a person who actively supports or favors a cause <Mark Twain, Noah Webster, and President Theodore Roosevelt are among past advocates of a reformed spelling system> Synonyms exponent, advocator, apostle, backer, booster, champion, expounder, espouser, friend, gospeler (or gospeller), herald, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knightRelated Words loyalist, partisan (also partizan), stalwart; adherent, cohort, disciple, follower; interpreter; applauder, cheerleader, encourager, fellow travelerNear Antonyms enemy, foe, rival; belittler, critic, faultfinderAntonyms adversary, antagonist, opponent

  2. 2 a person whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise about legal rights and obligations <with such a strong case against him, he's going to need the best advocate that money can buy> Synonyms lawyer, attorney, attorney-at-law, counsel, counselor (or counsellor), counselor-at-law, legal eagleRelated Words cocounsel; district attorney, prosecuting attorney, prosecutor, solicitor; criminal lawyer, mouthpiece [slang], public defender, trial lawyer; solicitor; jurist; lawgiver, lawmaker, legislator, solon; ambulance chaser, pettifogger, Philadelphia lawyer, shyster




advocate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of advocate

  1. to promote the interests or cause of <environmentalists advocating agricultural methods designed to slow the destruction of rain forests> Synonyms support, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), patronize, plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for)Related Words adopt, embrace, espouse; abet, aid, assist, help, prop (up), second, side (with); backstop, bolster, boost, buttress, reinforce (also reenforce); advance, forward, further; plug, preach, talk up; bail out, deliver, rescue, saveNear Antonyms baffle, foil, frustrate, interfere, oppose, sabotage, thwart; desert, disappoint, fail, let down





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