the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal:
He was known for his advocacy of states’ rights.
noun (pl) -cies
active support, esp of a cause
late 14c., from Old French avocacie (14c.), from Medieval Latin advocatia, noun of state from Latin advocatus (see advocate (n.)).
the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending; active espousal: He was known for his advocacy of states’ rights. Contemporary Examples Their advocacy of the “full” right of return of Palestinian refugees means an end to Jewish Israel. If You Want Two States, Support BDS Kathleen Peratis October 15, 2013 But Robert Weissman, head of […]
- Advocacy journalism
journalism that promotes a cause or expresses a subjective viewpoint. Contemporary Examples He finally decided that the advocacy journalism is what he wanted to do. What Happened With Lou Dobbs Lloyd Grove, Rebecca Dana November 11, 2009 Markay noted how Breitbart played an important role helping in “sorting out how advocacy journalism works in practice.” […]
- Advocacy tank
a research and development institution that works to lobby government officials to adopt the institution’s viewpoints.
to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc. (usually followed by of): an advocate of peace. a person who pleads for or in behalf of another; intercessor. a […]