Synonyms of 'advocate'
in the sense of defender
a strong defender of human rights
in the sense of encourage
to stimulate (something or someone) by approval or help
Their task is to encourage private investment in Russia.
in the sense of endorse
to give approval or support to
I can endorse this statement wholeheartedly.
in the sense of espouse
to adopt or give support to (a cause, ideal, etc.)
She ran away to Mexico and espoused the revolutionary cause.
in the sense of favour
to support or agree with (something)
We favour greater protection of the environment.
in the sense of justify
to defend (an action) as being warranted
This decision was fully justified by economic conditions.
in the sense of promote
to work for
His country will do everything possible to promote peace.
in the sense of promoter
a person or thing that encourages the progress or success of
Aaron Copland was a most energetic promoter of American music.
in the sense of proponent
a person who argues in favour of something
a leading proponent of the values of progressive education
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