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Principal Translations
advocate vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (promote, recommend)proponer vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
   (muy formal)abogar por vi + prep
  propugnar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda").
 He advocates a return to the old business model.
 Él propuso una vuelta al antiguo modelo comercial.
 Él abogó por una vuelta al antiguo modelo comercial.
advocate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (proponent, supporter or defender)defensor nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 Terri is an advocate of animal rights.
 Terri es una defensora de los derechos de los animales.
 
Additional Translations
advocate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (one who pleads on behalf of another)defensor nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 She volunteers as an advocate for abused children and wives.
 Trabaja de voluntaria como defensora de mujeres y niños maltratados.
advocate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (lawyer)abogado nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 If the accused person has nobody to defend him, the court will appoint an advocate.
 Si el acusado no tiene quien lo defienda, el estado le proporcionará un abogado.
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Compound Forms:
devil's advocate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sb] who argues in favour of [sth] unpopular)abogado del diablo nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
 Tuvo que hacer de abogado del diablo para convencerla, pero logró que hablara con su amiga y olvidara la discusión.
devil’s advocate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.   (figurado)abogado del diablo nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
judge advocate (military)  (militar)fiscal militar
victim advocate nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] who represents a crime victim)abogado de la víctima nmnombre masculino: Sustantivo de género exclusivamente masculino ("televisor", "piso").
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