advocate for vs advocate :

advocate for or advocate

When they are acting as advocates for a cause, people often say they are “advocating for”—say—traffic safety. This is not as widely accepted as “campaigning for” or “working toward.” Saying you are “advocating for the blind” leaves a lot of listeners wondering what it is you advocate for them. If you can substitute “advocate” for “advocate for,” you should do so: “I advocate for higher pay for teachers” becomes “I advocate higher pay for teachers.”

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  • n  a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
  • n  a lawyer who pleads cases in court
  • v  push for something
  • v  speak, plead, or argue in favor of
    The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house
News & Articles

  • Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges US Navy Veterans Diagnosed With Mesothelioma To Call Them For The Names Of The Most ...
    The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are the leading advocate for US Navy Veterans who have been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma, and we are urging a diagnosed Veteran, or their family members to call us, and we will provide them with instant access the nation's most skilled, and experienced mesothelioma lawyers, because these extremely skilled professionals ...
    June 14, 2013 - PRWeb
  • International Adhesions Society Joins Efforts of Interstitial Cystitis Association on Capitol Hill Advocating for ...
    On June 4, 2013, the Interstitial Cystitis Association, an organization advocating for about 12 million Americans with a painful chronic bladder condition, led a group, including the International Adhesions Society, many of whose members suffer from bladder pain, to Capitol Hill to advocate for continued funding of research, education and awareness programs conducted within NIH, CDC and the ...
    June 14, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Perils en route to US mean more Central Americans now pin hopes on Mexico
    Long an advocate for immigrant rights in the US, Mexico is increasingly following its northern neighbor's footsteps, opting for apprehensions and heightened security along its southern border. It's there that hundreds of Central American migrants begin the treacherous journey north – a route that has become so risky that increasing numbers are choosing to try their luck in Mexico.
    June 13, 2013 - Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  • Advocate renovation, Vista hospital proposals hit snags
    A proposal to renovate northwest suburban Advocate Good Shepherd hit only one snag with staff of the state board that determines the fate of health care projects, while Vista Health's already-nixed new hospital plan continues its uphill battle.
    June 13, 2013 - Crain's Chicago Business
  • Health Advocate Irene Pollin Donates $10 Million to the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Center for Prevention of Heart Disease
    Irene Pollin, a passionate health advocate and founder of a national organization devoted to heart disease prevention in women, has made a $10 million gift to the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease. Her donation also establishes the Kenneth Jay Pollin Professorship in Cardiology and will launch pivotal research on heart disease prevention.
    June 13, 2013 - Newswise
  • Advocate Children's Hospital Ranked Among Nation's Best
    For the third consecutive year, Advocate Children's Hospital has been listed among the nation's 50 top pediatric hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Children's ...
    June 11, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance