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Definition of Advocate

(noun) An individual that actively speaks out for a cause, group, or another individual.

Example of Advocate

Advocate Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ad·vo·cate

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /Ad-vuh-kuht/
  • British English – /Ad-vuh-kuht/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈædvəkət/
  • British English – /ˈadvəkət/

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Works Consulted

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 5th ed. 2011. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Bruce, Steve, and Steven Yearley. 2006. The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Macmillan. (N.d.) Macmillan Dictionary. (https://www.macmillandictionary.com/).

Merriam-Webster. (N.d.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (http://www.merriam-webster.com/).

Scott, John, and Gordon Marshall. 2005. A Dictionary of Sociology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Wikipedia contributors. (N.d.) Wiktionary, The Free Dictionary. Wikimedia Foundation. (http://en.wiktionary.org).

Cite the Definition of Advocate

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “advocate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved February 27, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/advocate/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

advocate. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/advocate/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “advocate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed February 27, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/advocate/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“advocate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Feb. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/advocate/>.