Examples of proponent in a Sentence
a vocal proponent of the use of electric-powered cars
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Along with his support for expanded background checks, Wyden is a proponent of increasing funds for gun violence research.
Aguilar is a big proponent of using data to drive instruction.
But proponents of the practice say that even when hospitals get most of the money, it is well spent.
The Bengals' Devon Still, who publicly documented his daughter's battle with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, was a big proponent for the shift.
Some consumer groups have argued that the legislation being considered in Congress gives carmakers too much leeway and takes away too much control from the states to set their own safety standards but proponents say the tradeoff is necessary.
In my judgment, Peter Kwasniewski has emerged as the most eloquent and persuasive American proponent of traditional Catholicism.
Lierman, the former chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, had served as treasurer of O’Malley’s unsuccessful presidential bid last year — and was a vocal proponent of that campaign.
For the Jack-In-The-Box remodel that would include a 380-foot addition, the board agreed the proponents could seek a waiver, to be scheduled for a future meeting, rather than a site plan review as would normally be required.
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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
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