Advocate and Promote


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Advocate verb – To promote the interests or cause of.
Promote is a synonym for advocate in recommend topic. In some cases you can use "Promote" instead a verb "Advocate", when it comes to topics like defend, assist, support idea or cause publicly.
Nearby Words: advocacy, advocated, advocating
Synonyms for Advocate


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Promote verb – To help the growth or development of.
Usage example: a campaign promoting good dental hygiene

Advocate is a synonym for promote in help topic. You can use "Advocate" instead a verb "Promote", if it concerns topics such as defend, assist.
Nearby Words: promotion, promoter, promoting, promo, promotional
Synonyms for Promote

Common collocations

violence advocate violence promote violence
life advocate life promote life
people advocate people promote people
peace advocate peace promote peace
Other nouns: career, system, use, way, characters, viewpoint, version, unity, war, stories, views, rights.

Both words in one sentence

  • Banned in China Between 1892 and 1994, it was unlawful to promote or advocate anarchy or overthrow of the government.
  • Series / House of Cards (US) Code § 3110 for a sitting president to "employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement" a relative to any political or bureaucratic office.
  • Ignored Expert To be fair, Semmelweiss didn't advocate washing your hands with soap, he advocated washing them with carbolic acid (phenol, a known carcinogen), which doesn't exactly promote the kind of skin you'd see in a hand lotion commercial.
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