UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈædvəkəsi/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈædvəkəsi/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(advə kə sē)

Inflections of 'advocacy' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": advocacies

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•vo•ca•cy /ˈædvəkəsi/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. the act of supporting something publicly.
See -voc-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ad•vo•ca•cy  (advə kə sē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -cies. 
  1. the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending;
    active espousal:He was known for his advocacy of states' rights.
  • Medieval Latin advocātia. See advocate, -acy
  • late Middle English advocacye 1375–1425

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
advocacy /ˈædvəkəsɪ/ n ( pl -cies)
  1. active support, esp of a cause
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Collocations: an advocacy [group, coalition, role, effort], her advocacy of [human, states'] rights , her advocacy for [human] rights [won, earned] her [many awards, national renown], more...

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