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advocate
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
advocate /'ædvəkit/
  • danh từ
    • người biện hộ, người bào chữa, người bênh vực; luật sư, thầy cãi
    • người chủ trương; người tán thành, người ủng hộ
      • an advocate of peace: người chủ trương hoà bình
      • the advocates of socialism: những người tán thành chủ nghĩa xã hội
  • ngoại động từ
    • biện hộ, bào chữa
    • chủ trương; tán thành, ủng hộ
Concise Dictionary
advocates|advocated|advocating'ædvəkət
noun
+a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
+a lawyer who pleads cases in court
verb
+push for something
+speak, plead, or argue in favour of

Thesaurus Dictionary
v.
1 support, champion, back, endorse, uphold, recommend, stand behind, second, favour, speak or plead or argue for or in favour of:
Don't you advocate the policies of the Party?
n.
2 supporter, champion, backer, upholder, second, exponent, proponent, patron, defender, apologist:
She is an enthusiastic advocate of free speech.
3 lawyer, counsel; intercessor; Brit barrister, solicitor, US attorney, counselor-at-law:
The advocate for the opposition is not in court.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun
+ verb (formal) to support sth publicly
Synonym: RECOMMEND
[VN] The group does not advocate the use of violence. + [V -ing] Many experts advocate rewarding your child for good behaviour. + [V that] The report advocated that all buildings be fitted with smoke detectors. + (BrE also) The report advocated that all buildings should be fitted with smoke detectors. [also VN -ing]
+ noun
1 ~ (of / for sth/sb) a person who supports or speaks in favour of sb or of a public plan or action: an advocate for hospital workers + a staunch advocate of free speech
See also - DEVIL'S ADVOCATE
2 a person who defends sb in a court of law - LAWYER
Collocation Dictionary
noun

1 sb who supports sth

ADJ.

ardent, enthusiastic, firm, great, outspoken, powerful, staunch, strong
She's a staunch advocate of free trade.
| chief, leading, main, principal

PREP.

~ for
He is one of the leading advocates for a more modern style of worship.
| ~ of
an advocate of pacifism

2 lawyer

ADJ.

defence

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PROFESSIONALS:

be, practise as ~
to practise as a consulting engineer

act as ~
She is acting as architect on this project.

have ~
The group does not have an internal auditor.

need ~
We need an engineer to design us something better.

find ~
It pays to find a good accountant.

appoint, appoint sb (as), engage, get, instruct ~
Appoint a solictor to act on your behalf.

consult (with), get/take advice from, go to, see, speak to, talk to ~
I demand to speak to my lawyer!

an advocate, barrister, lawyer, solicitor

acts for/defends/represents sb
an in-house lawyer acting for a major company

advise sb/sth ~
His accountant has advised him to close down his business.

verb

ADV.

seriously, strongly
Heart specialists strongly advocate low-cholesterol diets.

PHRASES

be widely advocated
These policies have been widely advocated.


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