advocacy

noun
ad·​vo·​ca·​cy | \ ˈad-və-kə-sē How to pronounce advocacy (audio) \

Definition of advocacy

: the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal : the act or process of advocating (see advocate entry 2) something known for his advocacy of gay rights

Examples of advocacy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Concert to Reunite the World, put on by international advocacy organization Global Citizen. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, "Selena Gomez Wears Her French Manicure “With A Flipside”," 10 May 2021 Matt Lewis, director of communications at California Yimby, a pro-housing advocacy organization, said that the pandemic contributed to declining housing production last year in several ways. Susie Neilson, San Francisco Chronicle, "These Bay Area counties saw the biggest drop in new homes in 2020," 10 May 2021 The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, joined police in calling for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Fox News, "Virginia police: Man accused of assaulting worker, using Asian slurs," 9 May 2021 Agudath Israel, a haredi Orthodox advocacy organization, reiterated its support for an amendment to that effect. Shira Hanau, sun-sentinel.com, "Release of suspect in Bronx synagogue attacks reignites debate over bail reform," 5 May 2021 Alice Chen, a senior adviser for the vaccine equity advocacy organization Made to Save, credited the wave of efforts trying to win over holdouts, saying the cumulative effects laid the ground for breakthroughs. Dan Diamond, Anchorage Daily News, "Meet the coronavirus vaccine skeptics who changed their minds," 4 May 2021 Alice Chen, a senior adviser for the vaccine equity advocacy organization Made to Save, credited the wave of efforts trying to win over holdouts, saying the cumulative effects laid the ground for breakthroughs. BostonGlobe.com, "The coronavirus vaccine skeptics who changed their minds," 4 May 2021 Erika Pinheiro, litigation and policy director at advocacy organization Al Otro Lado, said at least 30 migrants were ready for reunification on Biden's first day in office. Quinn Owen And Luke Barr, ABC News, "Biden administration announces separated migrant families to be reunited this week," 3 May 2021 Epic also helped create the Coalition for App Fairness, an industry advocacy organization with nearly 50 members — including Spotify, Tile, ProtonMail and Basecamp — that make similar arguments about the App Store and Apple's power. Dan Patterson, CBS News, "Epic Games v. Apple: The high-stakes battle that could change the iPhone and App Store forever," 3 May 2021

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First Known Use of advocacy

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for advocacy

Middle English advocacie "intercession," borrowed from Anglo-French advocassie "pleading," borrowed from Medieval Latin advocatia "patronage," from Latin advocātus advocate entry 1 + -ia -y entry 2

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16 May 2021

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“Advocacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advocacy. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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advocacy

noun
ad·​vo·​ca·​cy | \ ˈad-və-kə-sē How to pronounce advocacy (audio) \

Legal Definition of advocacy

1 : the profession or work of an advocate
2 : the action of advocating, pleading for, or supporting a cause or proposal a consequence of his moving advocacy— W. O. Douglas

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