Definition of advocacy in English:

advocacy

noun

  • 1Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.

    ‘their advocacy of traditional family values’
    • ‘Nevertheless, it highlights the dangers of naive advocacy of urban consolidation as a panacea.’
    • ‘The government wanted an unclassified document on which it could draw in its advocacy of its policy.’
    • ‘This is a woman of some strange but fiercely-held opinions, who is zealous in her advocacy of animal rights.’
    • ‘Wearing another hat, he is also well known in these columns for his advocacy of the death penalty.’
    • ‘His advocacy of a Popular Front saw him expelled from the party in 1939.’
    • ‘I am not in favour of the State getting involved in advocacy of this sort, Minister.’
    • ‘Nor should we forget his long-standing advocacy of studying material culture.’
    • ‘There is indeed scope for persuasion and advocacy of tolerance, and much has changed in this respect.’
    • ‘One key element in this regard involved the movement's advocacy of Arab unity.’
    • ‘He is outspoken in advocacy of the death penalty, an issue over which I have respectfully jousted with him twice.’
    • ‘His advocacy of public-private partnerships has also been a leitmotif of his Treasury years.’
    • ‘Civic awareness can take a number of forms, from advocacy of a democratic constitution to worker education.’
    • ‘His bullish and untiring advocacy of the Government and its policies may not be to everyone's taste.’
    • ‘He also pointed to his advocacy of democracy and the end of the regime there.’
    • ‘It promised ruthless pragmatism about means, but has become dogmatic in its advocacy of the private sector.’
    • ‘I had not realized that advocacy of human nature was still so politically incorrect.’
    • ‘After the return of the students, he continued his advocacy of reforms.’
    • ‘This story notably does not mention any advocacy of involuntary organ donation.’
    • ‘The guy has become rich and famous through public advocacy of an unhealthy lifestyle.’
    • ‘His advocacy of free market principles has had a significant impact on governments and people across the globe.’
    support for, argument for, arguing for, calling for, pushing for, pressing for
    defence, espousal, espousing, approval, approving, endorsement, endorsing, recommendation, recommending, advising in favour, backing, supporting, favouring, promotion, promoting, championship, championing, sanctioning, acceptance
    boosterism
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    1. 1.1 The profession or work of a legal advocate.
      • ‘His willingness to embark upon detailed research was closer to advocacy than to the approach of an objective expert.’
      • ‘You would not need much experience of advocacy to be able to prepare this case for a special leave application.’
      • ‘The Crown lawyers know of the Chief Justice's advocacy, and not one of them took objection to the case.’
      • ‘No longer will he grace our courts with superb advocacy and inspired legal reasoning.’
      • ‘In such cases, I find an element of legal advocacy present which does not become an expert's testimony.’
      • ‘Over the years, Marie was acknowledged for her advocacy and dedication to the profession.’
      • ‘That he has not in the end succeeded is no reflection on his sustained advocacy.’
      • ‘It will enhance life skills in communication, negotiation and advocacy.’
      • ‘But I have found no suggestion that it has changed standards of advocacy for the worse.’
      • ‘Her role involves providing advocacy and referral, counselling and activities for young people.’
      • ‘This is clever advocacy, but I really do not think it addresses the real issue.’
      • ‘It is only advocacy at the inquest that is an excluded service.’
      • ‘The successful prosecution of the case for children and adolescents demands effective advocacy.’
      • ‘He thinks the organization could also focus a lot more of its time on advocacy and legislation.’
      • ‘The law allowing plaintiffs to recover legal fees in advocacy lawsuits has been on the books for a long time.’
      • ‘A lawyer with a legal advocacy group said the appeal is a misuse of taxpayers' money.’
      • ‘One way to help in this effort is through persistent and consistent professional advocacy.’
      • ‘The defendant law firm is a trial advocacy firm that does primarily personal injury litigation for plaintiffs.’

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin advocatia, from advocare summon, call to one's aid (see advocate).

Pronunciation:

advocacy

/ˈadvəkəsē/