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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who argues in support of something; an advocate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who supports something; an advocate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making proposals; proposing.
  • n. One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.
  • n. The propounder of a thing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Making proposals; proposing.
  • n. One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.
  • n. In law, one who propounds a will for probate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Etymologies

Latin prōpōnēns, prōpōnent-, present participle of prōpōnere, to set forth; see propose.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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