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Main Entry: 1ad·vo·cate
Pronunciation: ad-v-kt, -kt
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>