—v.t. to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers.
—n. 1. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually fol. by of): an advocate of peace. 2. a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor.
3. a person who pleads the cause of another in a court of law.