a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
a person who argues in favor of something; an advocate.
a personwho supports a cause or doctrine; adherent.
a person who
a legal instrument, such as a will for probate.
Can be confused
supporter, champion, enthusiast.
a person who argues in favour of something
a person who seeks probate of a will
[C16: from Latin
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McCarthy was a strong proponent of nuclear power, even offering to eat a gram of plutonium to show how safe it was.
Once the clout of an advocate is weakened, the stage is set for dismissal of the proponent's position.
And the governor has been a proponent of adult stem-cell research, for economic reasons as well as ethical ones.
He became a big proponent of reverse psychology, baiting opponents into underestimating your strength.
During the debt-ceiling showdown, he was a major proponent of risking a default if he didn't get the spending cuts he wanted.
No wonder, every proponent of mainstream science is trying to censor my posts, whenever possible.
Scientific theories are often full of smoke-and-mirrors and are refuted when a charismatic or well-funded proponent dies.
She's a former small-business owner and a consistent proponent of free trade.
The proponent should also identify the preferred alternative and should state the reasons for accepting or rejecting alternatives.
The proponent is charged for salary costs plus a fixed sum to be determined by the proponent and the consultant.