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    • [verb ad-vuh-keyt; noun ad-vuh-kit, -keyt]
    • /verb ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; noun ˈæd və kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/
    • /ˈæd.və.keɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb ad-vuh-keyt; noun ad-vuh-kit, -keyt]
    • /verb ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; noun ˈæd və kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/

Definitions of advocated word

  • verb with object advocated to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers. 1
  • verb without object advocated to act as an advocate: a father who advocates for his disabled child. 1
  • noun advocated a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually followed by of): an advocate of peace. 1
  • noun advocated a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor. 1
  • noun advocated a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law. 1
  • noun advocated Publicly recommend or support. 1

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Origin of advocated

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; < Latin advocātus legal counselor (orig. past participle of advocāre to call to one's aid), equivalent to ad- ad- + voc- call (akin to vōx voice) + -ātus -ate1; replacing Middle English avocat < Middle French

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Parts of speech for Advocated


advocated popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

advocated usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for advocated

adjective advocated

  • backed — having a back or backing
  • recommended — to present as worthy of confidence, acceptance, use, etc.; commend; mention favorably: to recommend an applicant for a job; to recommend a book.
  • suggested — to mention or introduce (an idea, proposition, plan, etc.) for consideration or possible action: The architect suggested that the building be restored.

Antonyms for advocated

verb advocated

  • discouraged — to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit.
  • blocked — If something is blocked or blocked up, it is completely closed so that nothing can get through it.
  • concealed — to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight: He concealed the gun under his coat.
  • condemned — A condemned man or woman is going to be executed.
  • denied — to withhold something from, or refuse to grant a request of: to deny a beggar.

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