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Assert vs. Advocate

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Assertverb

To declare with assurance or plainly and strongly; to state positively.

‘He would often assert that there was life on other planets.’;

Advocatenoun

Someone whose job is to speak for someone's case in a court of law; a counsel.

Assertverb

To use or exercise and thereby prove the existence of.

‘to assert one's authority’; ‘Salman Rushdie has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this work.’;

Advocatenoun

Anyone who argues the case of another; an intercessor.

Assertverb

To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to

‘to assert our rights and liberties’;

Advocatenoun

A person who speaks in support of something.

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Assertverb

(programming) To specify that a condition or expression is true at a certain point in the code.

Advocatenoun

A person who supports others to make their voices heard, or ideally for them to speak up for themselves.

‘''Since she started working with her advocate, she has become much more confident.’;

Assertverb

(electronics) To set a signal on a line using a voltage or electric current.

Advocateverb

(transitive) To plead in favour of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.

Assertnoun

(computer science) an assertion; a section of source code which tests whether an expected condition is true.

Advocateverb

(transitive) To encourage support for something.

‘I like trees, but I do not advocate living in them.’;

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Assertverb

To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.

‘Nothing is more shameful . . . than to assert anything to be done without a cause.’;

Advocateverb

To engage in advocacy.

‘We have been advocating for changes in immigration law.’;

Assertverb

To maintain; to defend.

‘That . . . I may assert Eternal Providence,And justify the ways of God to men.’; ‘I will assert it from the scandal.’;

Advocatenoun

One who pleads the cause of another. Specifically: One who pleads the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court; a counselor.

Assertverb

To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties.

Advocatenoun

One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader; as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth.

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Assertverb

state categorically

Advocatenoun

Christ, considered as an intercessor.

‘We have an Advocate with the Father.’;

Assertverb

to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true;

‘Before God I swear I am innocent’;

Advocateverb

To plead in favor of; to defend by argument, before a tribunal or the public; to support, vindicate, or recommend publicly.

‘To advocate the cause of thy client.’; ‘This is the only thing distinct and sensible, that has been advocated.’; ‘Eminent orators were engaged to advocate his cause.’;

Assertverb

insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized;

‘Women should assert themselves more!’;

Advocateverb

To act as advocate.

Assertverb

assert to be true;

‘The letter asserts a free society’;

Advocatenoun

a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Advocatenoun

a lawyer who pleads cases in court

Advocateverb

push for something;

‘The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day’;

Advocateverb

speak, plead, or argue in favour of;

‘The doctor advocated a smoking ban in the entire house’;

Advocate

An advocate is a professional in the field of law. Different countries' legal systems use the term with somewhat differing meanings.

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