advocate definición, advocate significado | diccionario de inglés definición

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1    tr; may take a clause as object   to support or recommend publicly; plead for or speak in favour of  
2    a person who upholds or defends a cause; supporter  
3    a person who intercedes on behalf of another  
4    a person who pleads his client's cause in a court of law  
   See also       barrister       solicitor       counsellor  
5      (Scots law)      the usual word for       barrister  
     (C14: via Old French from Latin advocatus legal witness, advocate, from advocare to call as witness, from vocare to call)  
  advocatory      adj  

Advocate Depute  
      n   a Scottish law officer with the functions of public prosecutor  
devil's advocate  
1    a person who advocates an opposing or unpopular view, often for the sake of argument  
2      (R.C. Church)   the official appointed to put the case against the beatification or canonization of a candidate,   (Technical name)    promotor fidei  
     (translation of New Latin advocatus diaboli)  
judge advocate  
      n   pl   , judge advocates   an officer who superintends proceedings at a military court martial  
judge advocate general  
      n   pl   , judge advocates general, judge advocate generals   the civil adviser to the Crown on matters relating to courts martial and on military law generally  
Lord Advocate  
      n   (in Scotland) the chief law officer of the Crown: he acts as public prosecutor and is in charge of the administration of criminal justice  
Diccionario de inglés definición  



1    advise, argue for, campaign for, champion, commend, countenance, defend, encourage, espouse, favour, hold a brief for     (informal)   justify, plead for, prescribe, press for, promote, propose, recommend, speak for, support, uphold, urge  
2    apologist, apostle, backer, campaigner, champion, counsellor, defender, pleader, promoter, proponent, proposer, speaker, spokesman, supporter, upholder  
3      (Law)   attorney, barrister, counsel, lawyer, solicitor  
,       vb   contradict, oppose, resist, speak against, take a stand against, take issue with  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

advocate v.
say publicly that something should be done
I never advocate my opinion because I am shy to speak in front of many people.

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