- active support, esp of a cause
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ad•vo•ca•cy /ˈædvəkəsi/USA pronunciation n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- the act of supporting something publicly.
ad•vo•ca•cy (ad′və kə sē),USA pronunciation n., pl. -cies.
- 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
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advocacy /ˈædvəkəsɪ/ n ( pl -cies)
'advocacy' also found in these entries:
Atlanticism - Copperheadism - Europeanism - Hayek - Ibsenism - Islamism - Jim Crowism - Negroism - Pan-Africanism - Pan-American - Pan-Americanism - Pan-Arabism - Pan-Asianism - Pan-European - Pan-Germanism - Pan-Islamism - Pan-Slavism - Panhellenism - Yiddishism - advocation - capitulationism - championship - communalism - communism - confessionalism - constitutionalism - consumerism - conventionalism - conventionaˌlism - crank - criminal syndicalism - defense - departmentalism - descriptive grammar - eclecticism - espousal - federalism - imperialism - inflationism - monarchism - municipalism - nation-building - neutralism - obstinate - oralism - outshout - parliamentarianism - polycentrism - regionalism - representationalism