Examples of proponent in a Sentence
a vocal proponent of the use of electric-powered cars
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Environmentalism has long had female proponents around the world, from Kenya’s Wangari Maathai to India’s Vandana Shiva to the American Rachel Carson.
To manifest destiny’s proponents, to doubt the inevitability of technological and social progress via the railroad was tantamount to doubting the will of God.
That’s why some proponents of going green in Pueblo say getting to 80% or 90% would still be a success.
Marketers sometimes can manually audit digital ad campaigns, but proponents of blockchain say the technology offers a faster, more reliable way to track spending and reconcile discrepancies with suppliers.
That way, proponents of the idea say, the tribe could have influence over its children's education but leave the administrative lifting to an outside company.
By declaring lead paint a public nuisance, the court may have decreased property values and didn’t give mitigation assistance to property owners living outside the cities and counties that sued, proponents of the ballot measure say.
The measure would have benefited consumers, its proponents said, particularly in Northern California — where consolidation among the region’s hospitals and clinics has resulted in higher health care costs compared to other parts of state.
Kushner is a proponent of correction-system reforms and more lenient federal sentencing, while Sessions opposes major parts of a bipartisan prison-reform bill that Kushner backs.
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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.
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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