[ad-vuh-kuh-see] /ˈæd və kə si/
noun, plural advocacies.
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.)).
[verb ad-vuh-keyt; noun ad-vuh-kit, -keyt] /verb ˈæd vəˌkeɪt; noun ˈæd və kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/ verb (used with object), advocated, advocating. 1. to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly: He advocated higher salaries for teachers. noun 2. a person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, […]
[ai-roh-bik] /ɛəˈroʊ bɪk/ adjective 1. (of an organism or tissue) requiring the presence of air or free oxygen for life. 2. pertaining to or caused by the presence of oxygen. 3. of or utilizing the principles of : aerobic exercises; aerobic dances. /ɛəˈrəʊbɪk/ adjective 1. (of an organism or process) depending on oxygen 2. of […]
[es-thet-ik or, esp. British, ees-] /ɛsˈθɛt ɪk or, esp. British, is-/ adjective 1. relating to the philosophy of ; concerned with notions such as the beautiful and the ugly. 2. relating to the science of aesthetics; concerned with the study of the mind and emotions in relation to the sense of beauty. 3. having a […]
[af-ek-tiv] /ˈæf ɛk tɪv/ adjective 1. of, caused by, or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional. 2. causing emotion or feeling. /əˈfɛktɪv/ adjective 1. (psychol) relating to affects 2. concerned with or arousing the emotions or affection affective af·fec·tive (ə-fěk’tĭv) adj.