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The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.
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n, pl -cies
active support, esp of a cause
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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]
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|Noun||1.||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
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noun recommendation, support, defence, championing, backing, proposal, urging, promotion, campaigning for, upholding, encouragement, justification, argument for, advancement, pleading for, propagation, espousal, promulgation, boosterism, spokesmanship I support your advocacy of free trade.
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advocacy[ˈædvəkəsɪ] n the advocacy of → l'appoggio a
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