1. (noun) An individual that actively speaks out in favor of a cause, group, or another individual.
2. (verb) To actively speak out in favor of cause or another person.
Example: An individual that attends community events distributing information about domestic violence issues.
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- Plural: advocates
- Advocate sociology provides theories and methods to advocates.
- A type of achieved status and individual.
- An (noun) advocator provides (noun) advocation in an (adjective) advocative or an (adjective) advocatory manner
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How to Cite the Definition of Advocate
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “advocate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 27, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/advocate/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
advocate. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/advocate/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “advocate.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 27, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/advocate/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“advocate.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 27 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/advocate/>.