One reader asked Beck point blank if he, like many of the commenters on his Web site, advocated a violent revolution.
Ted Cruz advocated overturning nearly 100 years of Supreme Court precedent on Wednesday.
George advocated normalization of relations with China in a series of lectures in 1951, at the height of the Korean War.
John Maynard Keynes advocated demand management as an alternative to a state-directed economy.
Roosevelt advocated conservation before the word was even en vogue.
He was the one who advocated the honor system, and I fell for it.
advocated with more heat than light by the outmates of every asylum for the insane.
His plan was essentially that which Lincoln had advocated and attempted to carry into execution.
It was shared and advocated by many of the best and ablest men.
He thought that it would be a good thing to have the Province of uble go dry and advocated it strongly.
mid-14c., "one whose profession is to plead cases in a court of justice," a technical term from Roman law, from Old French avocat "barrister, advocate, spokesman," from Latin advocatus "one called to aid; a pleader, advocate," noun use of past participle of advocare "to call" (as witness or advisor) from ad- "to" (see ad-) + vocare "to call," related to vocem (see voice (n.)). Also in Middle English as "one who intercedes for another," and "protector, champion, patron." Feminine forms advocatess, advocatrice were in use in 15c.
1640s, from advocate (n.). Related: Advocated; advocating; advocation.
(Gr. parakletos), one who pleads another's cause, who helps another by defending or comforting him. It is a name given by Christ three times to the Holy Ghost (John 14:16; 15:26; 16:7, where the Greek word is rendered "Comforter," q.v.). It is applied to Christ in 1 John 2:1, where the same Greek word is rendered "Advocate," the rendering which it should have in all the places where it occurs. Tertullus "the orator" (Acts 24:1) was a Roman advocate whom the Jews employed to accuse Paul before Felix.