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 (ī′dē-ə-lôg′, -lŏg′, ĭd′ē-)
An advocate of a particular ideology, especially an official exponent of that ideology.

[French idéologue, back-formation from idéologie, ideology; see ideology.]
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(ˈaɪ di əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg, ˈɪd i-, aɪˈdi-)

a zealous advocate or adherent of an ideology.
[1805–15; < French idéologue]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ideologue - an advocate of some ideology
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
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[ˈɪdɪəlɒg] Nideólogo/a m/f
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[ˈaɪdiəlɒg] n (= ideologist) → idéologue mf
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