from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the profession of an advocate
- n. the act of arguing in favour of, or supporting something
- n. the practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal.
- n. A lawsuit; a plea or pleading: as, “advocacies newe,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
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Perhaps his advocacy is against Bush rather than for Kerry, but he grasps that the only practical channel for that advocacy is supporting the Democratic nominee, regardless of the compromises that support entails for folks of Chomsky's ideological stripes.
Does your position flow from concerns about political expediency (ie., gun control advocacy is bad for progressive politics)?
Another guy, like most of the Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, who derived much of his position and advocacy from a theistic viewpoint.
And while $100 million is an incredible amount of money, conditional gifts should still be treated with healthy skepticism, because usually they are given in advocacy of one side of the debate or the other.
I will be the first to acknowledge that AAA was and is an important partner in advocacy campaigns from seatbelts to helmets.
Grassroots legislative advocacy is the bridge between imagining a better life for children and taking the concrete steps to make it a reality.
A lot of advocacy is just a matter of individual, private citizens speaking out by writing, calling and meeting with their legislators and other public officials.
The British trained lawyers are excellent in advocacy and they take great care in representing their clients.
My advocacy is unprecedented for the citizens of District 24.
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