Synonyms of 'apologist'
defenderDictionary, spokesman, championthe great Christian apologist Origen
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An advocate of a particular action or plan is someone who recommends it publicly.
He was a strong advocate of free market policies.
If you are a champion of a person, a cause, or a principle, you support or defend them.
He received acclaim as a champion of the oppressed.
Thesaurus for apologist from the Collins English Thesaurus
An apologist is a person who writes or speaks in defence of a belief , a cause, or a person's life.