UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations noun: /ˈædvəkɪt/, verb: /ˈædvəkeɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/v. ˈædvəˌkeɪt; n. -kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(v. advə kāt′; n. advə kit, -kāt′)

Inflections of 'advocate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. advocate for [the public, women, the community]
  2. advocate [on her behalf, on behalf of]
  3. advocate to [ensure, improve, assist, make, help]
  4. advocate to [reduce, increase, prevent]
  5. advocating [in court, at trial]
  6. advocating in [favor, support] of
  7. advocated (against) [violence, change]
  8. advocate the [use, purchase, introduction] of
  9. advocate the [need, lack] of
  10. advocate the [establishment, creation, development] of
  11. advocate an [end, solution, alternative] (to)
  12. [we, I] do not advocate the [use, introduction] of
  13. do not advocate [doing, taking, making, going]
  14. advocating and [promoting, lobbying, supporting, preserving]
  15. advocated [higher salaries, better conditions, greater choice]
  16. advocated by [many, some, the president]
  1. a [consumer, women's, community] advocate
  2. a [tireless, passionate] advocate for
  3. a court-appointed advocate
  4. need a legal advocate
  5. play (the) devil's advocate
  6. is an advocate for [children, change, high taxation, women's rights, the homeless]
  7. has always been a (strong) advocate for
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