As nouns the difference between advocate and conservationist
is that advocate
is someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel while conservationist
is a person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.
As a verb advocate
is to argue for someone else.
Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel.
Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor.
* c. 1591 , (William Shakespeare), Richard III , First Folio 1623:
A person who speaks in support of something.
* 2011 , Alix Lee, The Guardian , 9 Oct 2011:
- I neuer did incense his Maiestie / Against the Duke of Clarence, but haue bin / An earnest aduocate to plead for him.
A person who supports others to make their voices heard, or ideally for them to speak up for themselves.
- He became a tireless advocate for the needs of adults with IMD throughout Britain and internationally.
- ''Since she started working with her advocate , she has become much more confident.
* devil's advocate
(label) To plead in favour of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.
* (and other bibliographic particulars) Bishop Sanderson
* (and other bibliographic particulars) (Burke)
(label) To encourage support for something.
To engage in advocacy.
* See also
A person who maintains natural areas or protects threatened species.
Someone who advocates for these actions.