Definition of proponent
: one who argues in favor of something : advocate
Examples of proponent in a Sentence
a vocal proponent of the use of electric-powered cars
Recent Examples of proponent from the Web
During the election campaign, Mr Trump became a fervent proponent of the idea that America suffers from widespread voter fraud.
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.
Proponents of the plan say that privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system will lead to faster implementation of GPS technology that will result in fewer flight delays and queues on the tarmac.
Another proponent, Maine dentist Aatif Ansari, posted pro-therapist comments on Facebook during the 2014 debate.
Proponents of the cuts argued that Texas’ previous reimbursement rates were too high, sometimes even encouraging fraud.
The most vocal proponent of no tipping is Danny Meyer, who in late 2015 instituted the policy at his collection of high-end restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Cafe and the Modern.
After Cleganebowl failed to materialize in season six, proponents gave up hope — that is, until the latest trailer showed a person who appeared to be the Hound fighting someone off-camera.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of proponent
Latin proponent-, proponens, present participle of proponere
First Known Use: 1588See Words from the same year
PROPONENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of proponent for English Language Learners
: a person who argues for or supports something
Legal Definition of proponent
1 : one who argues in favor of something
2 : one who offers a will for probate
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