Synonyms of advocate in English:

advocate


See definition of advocate

noun

1‘she was a powerful advocate of children's rights’

SYNONYMS

champion, upholder, supporter, backer, promoter, proponent, exponent, protector, patron

spokesman for, spokeswoman for, spokesperson for, speaker for, campaigner for, fighter for, battler for, crusader for

missionary, reformer, pioneer, pleader, propagandist, apostle, apologist

North American booster

informal plugger

ANTONYMS

critic

2‘he studied law and became an advocate at twenty-one’

SYNONYMS

barrister, lawyer, counsel, counsellor, professional pleader, legal practitioner

North American attorney

Irish North American counsellor-at-law

informal brief


verb

1‘heart disease specialists advocate a diet low in cholesterol’

SYNONYMS

recommend, prescribe, commend, advise, favour, approve of, support, back, uphold, subscribe to, champion, campaign on behalf of, stand up for, speak for, argue for, plead for, press for, lobby for, urge, promote, espouse, endorse, sanction, vouch for

informal plug, push

ANTONYMS

reject