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pro·po·nent

 (prə-pō′nənt)
n.
One who argues in support of something; an advocate.

[Latin prōpōnēns, prōpōnent-, present participle of prōpōnere, to set forth; see propose.]

proponent

(prəˈpəʊnənt)
n
1. a person who argues in favour of something
2. (Law) law a person who seeks probate of a will
[C16: from Latin prōpōnere to propose]

pro•po•nent

(prəˈpoʊ nənt)

n.
1. a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
2. an advocate for or adherent of a cause or doctrine.
3. a person who propounds a legal instrument, as a will for probate.
[1580–90; < Latin prōpōnent- (s. of prōpōnēns). See propone, -ent]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an ideaproponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
apologist, justifier, vindicator - a person who argues to defend or justify some policy or institution; "an apologist for capital punishment"
constitutionalist - an advocate of constitutional government
Darwinian - an advocate of Darwinism
populist, democrat - an advocate of democratic principles
federalist - an advocate of federalism
Gnostic - an advocate of Gnosticism
humanist, humanitarian - an advocate of the principles of humanism; someone concerned with the interests and welfare of humans
ideologist, ideologue - an advocate of some ideology
internationalist - an advocate of internationalism
irredentist, irridentist - an advocate of irredentism
isolationist - an advocate of isolationism in international affairs
Jansenist - an advocate of Jansenism
libertarian - an advocate of libertarianism
Maoist - an advocate of Maoism
Marxist - an advocate of Marxism
nationalist - an advocate of national independence of or a strong national government
neoclassicist - an advocate of neoclassicism
neutralist - an advocate of neutrality in international affairs
nullifier - an advocate of nullification; someone who believes that a state can resist federal laws
drumbeater, partisan, zealot - a fervent and even militant proponent of something
partitionist - an advocate of partitioning a country
Platonist - an advocate of Platonism
pro-lifer - an advocate of full legal protection for embryos and fetuses; someone opposed to legalized induced abortion
presenter, sponsor - an advocate who presents a person (as for an award or a degree or an introduction etc.)
protectionist - an advocate of protectionism
republican - an advocate of a republic (usually in opposition to a monarchy)
ritualist - an advocate of strict observance of ritualistic forms
ruralist - an advocate of rural living
secessionist - an advocate of secessionism
secularist - an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education
separationist, separatist - an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)
spokesperson, representative, interpreter, voice - an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose; "the meeting was attended by spokespersons for all the major organs of government"
suffragist - an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women)
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
supremacist - a person who advocates the supremacy of some particular group or race over all others
teleologist - advocate of teleology
Thatcherite - an advocate of Thatcherism
unilateralist - an advocate of unilateralism

proponent

noun supporter, friend, champion, defender, advocate, patron, enthusiast, subscriber, backer, partisan, exponent, apologist, upholder, vindicator, spokesman or spokeswoman a leading proponent of the values of progressive education
Translations
zastánce

proponent

[prəˈpəʊnənt] Ndefensor(a) m/f

proponent

[prəˈpəʊnənt] n (= advocate) [idea, course of action] → défenseur m
a leading proponent of this method of controlling inflation → l'un des plus fervents défenseurs de cette méthode de contrôle de l'inflation

proponent

nBefürworter(in) m(f)

proponent

[prəˈpəʊnənt] nfautore/trice
References in classic literature ?
Deemer would have said if he had been there--the other side pushing its advantage to the extreme and making the supposititious testimony distinctly damaging to the interests of its proponents. In brief, it was the general feeling in all that region that Silas Deemer was the one immobile verity of Hillbrook, and that his translation in space would precipitate some dismal public ill or strenuous calamity.
The unsolicited proposal was previously endorsed by the DOTr to the ICC, but was returned to its proponent early last month following a decision to require all proponents of unsolicited airport projects to pattern their concession agreements after the operation and maintenance contract of the Clark International Airport.
It had already received the original proponent status for the project.
Pangilinan admitted that they were surprised by the announcement of the DOTr, considering that Metro Pacific was awarded last year an original proponent status for its MRT 3 offer.
proponent within seven days and fulfill all obligations within
The minister directed the officials concerned to respond to the proponent within seven days and fulfill all obligations within stipulated time frame according to the rules and regulations.
The minister ordered on the spot to concerned officials to respond to the proponent within seven days and fulfill all obligations within stipulated time frame according to the rules and regulations.
Proponent: CNOOC Limited's whollyowned subsidiary Nexen Energy ULC/ INPEX Corporation/JGC Corporation
Proponent: CNOOC Limited's wholly-owned subsidiary Nexen Energy ULC/ iNPEX Corporation/JGC Corporation
The connection between social justice and legislation was made by other proponents. As one dental educator proponent stated:
What we now call KM is an essential part of Mission Command and a primary mission of the Army Operational KM Proponent (AOKMP).
ROGER CHARLTON expects to be dual-handed in Saturday's Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket, after confirming both second favourite Cry Fury and Proponent all set for the pounds 160,000 handicap.