1. (Verb) Advocate means to publicly support a particular idea, cause, or policy.
He has advocated for civil liberties and human rights for more than five years.

2. (Noun) A person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy.
He was an advocate of human rights.
At law, advocate is a person who supports or argues another's case; or a counselor who gives someone legal advice in court.

However, different countries use the term with different meanings. In English law-based countries, its equivalent could be a barrister or a solicitor.

Furthermore, "advocate" refers to a lawyer in countries such as France (avocat), Italia (avvocato), Portugal (advogado), South Africa (advokaat), Spain (abogado), and Turkey (avukat).
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