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A person who argues in defense or justification of something, such as a doctrine, policy, or institution.
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a person who offers a defence by argument
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a•pol•o•gist(əˈpɒl ə dʒɪst)
a person who defends an idea, faith, cause, or institution.
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a person who defends, in speech or writing, a faith, doctrine, idea, or action.See also: Argumentation
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|Noun||1.||apologist - a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution; "an apologist for capital punishment"|
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noun defender, spokesman, champion, arguer, maintainer, supporter, advocate, pleader, vindicator, justifier the great Christian apologist Origen
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apologist[əˈpɒlədʒɪst] N → apologista mf
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n → Apologet(in) m(f)
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apologist[əˈpɒlədʒɪst] n → apologeta m/f
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