advocate-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: to argue or plead in favor of

Commentary: NP1[agent] ADVOCATE NP2[goal]

He doesn't advocate the recreational use of drugs.
The town council is advocating a leash law for the public parks.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: advocate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2