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Main Entry: 1ad·vo·cate
Pronunciation: primarystressad-vschwa-kschwat, -secondarystresskamacrt
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English advocat "one that pleads a case for another (in court)," from early French advocat (same meaning), from Latin advocatus (same meaning), derived from advocare "to call to one's aid, summon," from ad- "to, toward, near" and vocare "to call" --related to PROVOKE, REVOKE, VOCATION
1 : a person who argues for the cause of another especially in a court of law
2 : a person who argues for, recommends, or supports a cause or policy <an advocate of civil rights>

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