One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.
- To speak, plead, or argue in favor of. See Synonyms at support.
- One that argues for a cause; a supporter or defender: an advocate of civil rights.
- One that pleads in another's behalf; an intercessor: advocates for abused children and spouses.
- A lawyer.