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advocates

noun
plural of advocate

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a person who actively supports or favors a cause
  • Mark Twain, Noah Webster, and President Theodore Roosevelt are among past advocates of a reformed spelling system

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2 a person whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise about legal rights and obligations
  • with such a strong case against him, he's going to need the best advocate that money can buy

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advocates

verb
present tense third-person singular of advocate

Synonyms & Antonyms of advocates (Entry 2 of 2)

to promote the interests or cause of
  • environmentalists advocating agricultural methods designed to slow the destruction of rain forests

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“Advocates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/advocates. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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