Examples of proponent in a Sentence
a vocal proponent of the use of electric-powered cars
Recent Examples of proponent from the Web
There's probably no more famous proponent of the Old Fashioned than Don Draper.
Proponents argue that the restrictions have made markets safer and say that banks still make billions on trading.
Roberts has drawn support from proponents for her support of Charlotte’s 2016 anti-discrimination ordinance.
The cost of the program has increased every year, but proponents of Regional Care Organizations argued the increases would be slower under the new system.
During the election campaign, Mr Trump became a fervent proponent of the idea that America suffers from widespread voter fraud.
Proponents of the bill have ramped up pressure to get his support.
Proponents have said the law, dubbed the Student Religious Freedom Act, reinforces students’ constitutional right to express their faith and political views in public schools and universities.
Proponents say that overlapping operations can improve efficiency and better utilize a surgeon's valuable time.
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Proponent comes from the same Latin word as propose, so a proponent is someone who proposes something, or at least supports it by speaking and writing in favor of it. Thus, for example, proponents of casinos argue that they create jobs, whereas proponents of a casino ban—that is, casino opponents—argue that they're corrupting and they take money away from people who can't afford it. As a rule, just about anything important that gets proposed also gets opposed.
Origin and Etymology of proponent
First Known Use: 1588See Words from the same year
Synonymsadvocate, advocator, apostle, backer, booster, champion, expounder, espouser, friend, gospeler (or gospeller), herald, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, exponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knight
Antonymsadversary, antagonist, opponent
Related Wordsloyalist, partisan (also partizan), stalwart; adherent, cohort, disciple, follower; interpreter; applauder, cheerleader, encourager, fellow traveler
Near Antonymsenemy, foe, rival; belittler, critic, faultfinder
PROPONENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of proponent for English Language Learners
: a person who argues for or supports something
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