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Advocate Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
  • a lawyer who pleads cases in court
  • speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
  • push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea ,
  • a lawyer who pleads cases in court

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Advocate Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A lawyer (also called an "advocate", "attorney", "barrister", "counsel", "counsellor", or "solicitor") is someone who practices law. A lawyer has earned a degree in law, and has a license to practice law in a particular area.

If people have any problem regarding the law, they can contact a lawyer for advice. A legal problem is referred to as a case. A person can hire a lawyer to start a case against someone else, or to help with a case that has been started against them. If the case goes to court, the lawyer will represent their client in court. The lawyer will use their knowledge of the law to convince the court that the client is on the right side of the argument. Lawyers also help people "settle out of court," which means that both sides of the argument agree to a punishment ahead of time so that they will not have to go to trial.

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'Advocate' example sentence in quotations

* In no sense do I advocate evading or defying the law ... That would lead to anarchy. An individual who breaks a law that his conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

* I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me. - Hunter S. Thompson

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