- [noun] a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
Synonyms: advocator, proponent, exponent
- [noun] a lawyer who pleads cases in court
Synonyms: counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader
- [verb] push for something; "The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day"
Synonyms: recommend, urge
- [verb] speak, plead, or argue in favour of; "The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house"
sermonize, sermonise, preachify, moralize, moralise
apologist, vindicator, justifier
partisan, zealot, drumbeater
spokesperson, interpreter, representative, voice
supporter, protagonist, champion, admirer, booster, friend