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
Coming next, either in sequence or in time.
* 1835 , Sir , Sir (James Clark Ross),
Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Volume 1 , pp.284-5
About to be specified.
- Towards the following morning, the thermometer fell to 5°; and at daylight, there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction.
(of a wind) Blowing in the direction of travel.
(Senses 1, 2) When it modifies a noun phrase, it is generally preceded by the definite article the'', and the combination functions as a determiner rather than a simple adjective. You can put it before a cardinal like ''the following two remarks'' instead of ''the two following remarks .
A group of followers, attendants or admirers; an entourage.
- He had a loyal following .
, date=September 29
, author=Jon Smith
, title=Tottenham 3 - 1 Shamrock Rovers
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=And White Hart Lane was stunned when Rovers scored just five minutes after the restart in front of their away following
Something to be mentioned immediately later. Used with the definite article the .
Vocation; business; profession.
- The following is a recommendation letter from the president.