Advocate vs Corroborate - What's the difference?

advocate | corroborate |


As verbs the difference between advocate and corroborate

is that advocate is (label) to plead in favour of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly while corroborate is to confirm or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch for.

As a noun advocate

is someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel.

advocate

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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:
  • I neuer did incense his Maiestie / Against the Duke of Clarence, but haue bin / An earnest aduocate to plead for him.
  • A person who speaks in support of something.
  • * 2011 , Alix Lee, The Guardian , 9 Oct 2011:
  • He became a tireless advocate for the needs of adults with IMD throughout Britain and internationally.
  • A person who supports others to make their voices heard, or ideally for them to speak up for themselves.
  • ''Since she started working with her advocate , she has become much more confident.

    Derived terms

    * devil's advocate

    Verb

    (advocat)
  • (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.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Anagrams

    * English heteronyms ----

    corroborate

    English

    Verb

    (corroborat)
  • To confirm or support something with additional evidence; to attest or vouch for.
  • * I. Taylor
  • The concurrence of all corroborates the same truth.
  • To make strong; to strengthen.
  • * I. Watts
  • As any limb well and duly exercised, grows stronger, the nerves of the body are corroborated thereby.