Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal.
  • noun A lawsuit; a plea or pleading: as, “advocacies newe,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of pleading for or supporting; work of advocating; intercession.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the profession of an advocate
  • noun the act of arguing in favour of, or supporting something
  • noun the practice of supporting someone to make their voice heard

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

  • noun active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something

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Examples

  • GOLDBERG: Al Manar -- Al Man adds new meaning to the term advocacy journalism.

    CNN Transcript Aug 13, 2006

  • 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.

    Archive 2004-03-01

  • 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.

    From the "Don't Panic" department...

  • 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.

    Tet II - Another ring of Hell

  • 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.

    If you don't know what FUBAR means...

  • 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.

    Chris Lehmann: The Rule Of Law

  • 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.

    Chris Lehmann: The Rule Of Law

  • I will be the first to acknowledge that AAA was and is an important partner in advocacy campaigns from seatbelts to helmets.

    LarryCohen: AAA: Their Policies should be as Good as their Service. A conversation between Larry Cohen and Dick Jackson.

  • Does your position flow from concerns about political expediency (ie., gun control advocacy is bad for progressive politics)?

    Matthew Yglesias » Requests We Can Believe In

  • Another guy, like most of the Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, who derived much of his position and advocacy from a theistic viewpoint.

    Taxes, Independence, and Canada, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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