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Noun advocate has 2 senses
  1. advocate, advocator, proponent, exponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    --1 is a kind of person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
    --1 has particulars:
     apologist, vindicator, justifier; constitutionalist; Darwinian; democrat, populist; federalist; Gnostic; humanist; ideologist, ideologue; internationalist; irredentist, irridentist; isolationist; Jansenist; Maoist; Marxist; nationalist; neoclassicist; neutralist; nullifier; partisan, zealot, drumbeater; partitionist; Platonist; pro-lifer; presenter, sponsor; protectionist; republican; ritualist; ruralist; secessionist; secularist; separatist, separationist; spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice; suffragist; supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend; supremacist; teleologist; Thatcherite; unilateralist
    Derived form: verb advocate2
  2. advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader - a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    --2 is a kind of lawyer, attorney
Verb advocate has 2 senses
  1. recommend, urge, advocate - push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
    --1 is one way to propose, suggest, advise
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. preach, advocate - speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
    --2 is one way to urge, urge on, press, exhort
    Derived forms: noun advocator1, noun advocate1, noun advocacy1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
    Somebody ----s to somebody
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