A Change.org petition to the British Embassy advocating for attention on the case was shut down, after 516 signatures.
I am not advocating the end of fraternities—Greek life is fun and valuable if done correctly.
In the course of advocating legalized pot, he also radically redefined Christianity.
Minnesota archbishop John Nienstedt, 67, has spent years advocating against gay marriage.
These critics have no problem with advocating for populist liberal causes, such as fair housing or the environment.
Third, the foolish or nebulous arguments of many of those who have been advocating trade schools.
Of his earnestness in advocating it there was not the slightest question.
Her influence with members of Congress induced them to concur in advocating his election; he was elected.
Was it, this time, advocating causes, or entering into inquiries?
Nothing in the whole matter surprised him more than her eagerness in advocating the proposal.
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.