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advocative

ad·vo·cate
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Transcription

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

Definitions of advocative word

  • adjective advocative characterized by advocating 3
  • verb with object advocative to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers. 1
  • verb without object advocative to act as an advocate: a father who advocates for his disabled child. 1
  • noun advocative 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 advocative a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor. 1
  • noun advocative a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law. 1

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Origin of advocative

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 Advocative

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

advocative 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.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

advocative usage trend in Literature

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