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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ad·vo·cate /ˈædvəkət, ˌket/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·vo·cate n.
 1. One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.
 Note:In the English and American Law, advocate is the same as “counsel,” “counselor,” or “barrister.” In the civil and ecclesiastical courts, the term signifies the same as “counsel” at the common law.
 2. One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth.
 3. Christ, considered as an intercessor.
    We have an Advocate with the Father.   --1 John ii. 1.
 Faculty of advocates Scot., the Scottish bar in Edinburgh.
 Lord advocate Scot., the public prosecutor of crimes, and principal crown lawyer.
 Judge advocate.  See under Judge.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·vo·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Advocated p. pr. & vb. n. Advocating ]  To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.
    To advocate the cause of thy client.   --Bp. Sanderson (1624).
    This is the only thing distinct and sensible, that has been advocated.   --Burke.
    Eminent orators were engaged to advocate his cause.   --Mitford.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ad·vo·cate, v. i. To act as advocate. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea [syn: advocator,
            proponent, exponent]
      2: a lawyer who pleads cases in court [syn: counsel, counselor,
          counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader]
      v 1: push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly
           that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day" [syn: recommend,
      2: speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a
         smoking ban in the entire house" [syn: preach]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Gr. parakletos), one who pleads another's cause, who helps
    another by defending or comforting him. It is a name given by
    Christ three times to the Holy Ghost (John 14:16; 15:26; 16:7,
    where the Greek word is rendered "Comforter," q.v.). It is
    applied to Christ in 1 John 2:1, where the same Greek word is
    rendered "Advocate," the rendering which it should have in all
    the places where it occurs. Tertullus "the orator" (Acts 24:1)
    was a Roman advocate whom the Jews employed to accuse Paul
    before Felix.