Wednesday, August 21, 2002
Definitions for proponent
- 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.
He was a forthright proponent of the Vietnam War, contemptuous of the anti-war movement.
Origin of proponent
Proponent is from the present participle of Latin proponere, "to put forth," from pro-, "forth" + ponere, "to put."