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Wednesday, August 21, 2002

Definitions for proponent

  1. One who argues in support of something; an advocate; a supporter.

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Citations for proponent
A fervent proponent of the work ethic, Reuther at first resisted the demand for early retirement, as he had rejected shorter hours in the 1950s. Stanley Aronowitz, From the Ashes of the Old
He was a forthright proponent of the Vietnam War, contemptuous of the anti-war movement. Richard Siklos, Shades of Black
Origin of proponent
1580-1590
Proponent is from the present participle of Latin proponere, "to put forth," from pro-, "forth" + ponere, "to put."