Advocate and Support


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Advocate verb – To promote the interests or cause of.
Usage example: environmentalists advocating agricultural methods designed to slow the destruction of rain forests

Support is a synonym for advocate in recommend topic. In some cases you can use "Support" instead the word "Advocate" as a verb or a noun, when it comes to topics like help, action, defend, support idea or cause publicly.
Nearby Words: advocacy, advocated, advocating
Synonyms for Advocate


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Support verb – To promote the interests or cause of.
Usage example: though childless themselves, they support the local schools both by volunteering and by fiercely opposing funding cuts

Advocate is a synonym for support in help topic. You can use "Advocate" instead the word "Support" as a verb or a noun, if it concerns topics such as defend.
Nearby Words: supported, supporter, supporting, supportive, supportable
Synonyms for Support

How words are described

public public advocate public support
poor poor advocate poor support
strong strong advocate strong support
actual actual advocate actual support
Other adjectives: staunch, vocal, huge, main, enthusiastic, major, online.

Common collocations

life advocate life support life
people advocate people support people
use advocate use support use
government advocate government support government
Other nouns: theory, war, skills, rights.

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / Australian Politics Gillard's policies included some social conservatism (such as reducing immigration, attempts to follow Howard's offshore processing of asylum seekers and declining to support gay marriage until after she left office) but with less economic statism than Rudd tended to advocate.
  • Useful Notes / Woodrow Wilson He was a hardcore advocate for federal support for farmers, and passed bills which created federal farm loans, created agricultural colleges to teach farmers about new developments in agriculture, and helped create warehouses for their staple crops.
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