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advocate (n.)

14世纪中叶, “一个人的职业是在法庭上为案件辩护”, 这是一个来自罗马法的技术术语, 来自古法语 avocat “barrister, advocate, spokesman”, 来自拉丁语 advocatus “一个被召唤来援助(另一个) 的人; 一个(代表自己的) 恳求者, 倡导者”, 名词使用 advocare “传唤(作为证人或顾问), 传唤, 邀请” 的过去分词. 呼吁援助; 邀请, “来自 ad” to“(见 ad-) + vocare” to call“, 与 vox (属性 vocis)” voice“(来自PIE根 *wekw-” to speak“) 有关.

在中古英语中也作” 为他人求情的人“和” 保护人, 冠军, 赞助人“. 女性形式 advocatess, advocatrice 在 15 世纪被使用; advocatrix 是 17 世纪的.

advocate (v.)

“plead in favor of”, 1640年代, 来自 advocate (n.) 或来自拉丁文 advocatus, advocare 的过去分词. 相关: Advocated; advocating.

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Definitions of advocate
1
advocate (v.)
push for something;
Synonyms: recommend / urge
advocate (v.)
speak, plead, or argue in favor of;
The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house
Synonyms: preach
2
advocate (n.)
a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea;
Synonyms: advocator / proponent / exponent
advocate (n.)
a lawyer who pleads cases in court;
Synonyms: counsel / counselor / counsellor / counselor-at-law / pleader
From wordnet.princeton.edu