v. speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
The some doctors advocate a smoking ban in the entire house.
Sentence in Classic:
The materialism you advocate has been more than once in vogue already, and has always proved insufficient.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
The trial began, and after the advocate against her had stated the charge, several witnesses were called.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
William, the eldest, a year older than herself, her constant companion and friend; her advocate with her mother (of whom he was the darling) in every distress.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
He who is the religious advocate of marriage robs whole millions of its sacred influence, and leaves them to the ravages of wholesale pollution.
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass By Frederick Douglass Context
On the woman question he was on the side of the extreme advocates of complete liberty for women, and especially their right to labor.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Dolgorukov, one of the warmest advocates of an attack, had just returned from the council, tired and exhausted but eager and proud of the victory that had been gained.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
It is clear that the man who advocates the conclusion of a peace, and that the Minister should command the army, does not love our sovereign and desires the ruin of us all.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context