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ad·vo·ca·cy

 (ăd′və-kə-sē)
n.
The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.

advocacy

(ˈædvəkəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
active support, esp of a cause

ad•vo•ca•cy

(ˈæd və kə si)

n., pl. -cies.
the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending a cause or course of action; active espousal: their tireless advocacy of states' rights.
[1375–1425; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.advocacy - active support of an idea or cause etc.advocacy - active support of an idea or cause etc.; especially the act of pleading or arguing for something
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
drumbeat - a vehement and vociferous advocacy of a cause; "the warmongers kept up their drumbeat on Iraq"
insistency, insistence - the act of insisting on something; "insistence on grammatical correctness is a conservative position"
urging - the act of earnestly supporting or encouraging

advocacy

Translations

advocacy

[ˈædvəkəsɪ] N
1. (= support) → apoyo m (activo)
2. (Jur) → defensa f

advocacy

[ˈædvəkəsi] n
(= support) → plaidoyer m
sb's advocacy of sth → le plaidoyer de qn en faveur de qch
(LAW) (= legal system) → plaidoyeradvocacy group advocacy organization (US) n (= lobby) → lobby m

advocacy

nEintreten nt(of für), Fürsprache f(of für); (of plan)Befürwortung f; the skills of legal advocacyjuristische Wortgewandtheit

advocacy

[ˈædvəkəsɪ] n the advocacy ofl'appoggio a
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