1. [ verb ] push for something
Synonyms: recommend urge

"The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"

Related terms: propose importunity
2. [ noun ] a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
Synonyms: proponent advocator exponent
Related terms: person neutralist spokesperson Platonist democrat secessionist republican secularist supporter ideologist Jansenist apologist marxist partitionist partisan presenter protectionist internationalist federalist ritualist ruralist isolationist irredentist constitutionalist separatist Maoist supremacist teleologist neoclassicist darwinian unilateralist nationalist nullifier pro-lifer humanist suffragist gnostic thatcherite propound
3. [ verb ] speak, plead, or argue in favour of
Synonyms: preach

"The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"

Related terms: urge sermonize sermon
4. [ noun ] (law,work) a lawyer who pleads cases in court
Synonyms: counsel counselor-at-law counsellor pleader counselor
Related terms: lawyer law
Similar spelling:   advocator