Part of speech: verb

To speak in favor of; plead for.

Part of speech: noun

An intercessor; counselor.

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Usage examples "advocate":

  1. " Why," said the advocate, " it is the very reason you should go to see him, and try to do him good." - "Memoir and Diary of John Yeardley, Minister of the Gospel", John Yeardley.
  2. Struggle against truth as long as you can, from your disgust with her advocate. - "Human, All-Too-Human, Part II", Friedrich Nietzsche.
  3. I am satisfied with your opinion, Mr. MacFarlane; but on a question of such importance, you will, of course, have no objection to my consulting another adviser- the Lord Advocate, I think. - "Mr. Hogarth's Will", Catherine Helen Spence.