Examples of proponent in a Sentence
a vocal proponent of the use of electric-powered cars
Recent Examples of proponent from the Web
Betz was the long-time basketball coach and athletic director at Wildwood and one of the early proponents of girls’ sports in South Jersey scholastic competition.
The late architect O’Neil Ford was the main proponent of building a tower.
The 10-day requirement represents a compromise between proponents of the bill and the department.
Often the best way to understand opposing viewpoints is to imagine the proponents in dialogue.
Ducey, who had cleared the way for autonomous operations in Arizona via executive order, had been among the most ardent proponents of allowing companies to test within a permissive environment not stifled by regulations.
The fake image was shared on social media by far-right proponents of the Second Amendment.
Riaan Rifkin, an archaeologist at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, has been one of the leading proponents of a new, functional interpretation of ochre in the story of human evolution.
Surely the proponents have the better of this debate.
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Did You Know?
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.
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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