Native Arabic speaker from "Egypt"
-Hello, What's the difference between (Advocate & Support) in the following example:
- Nobody (Advocates/Supports) the violence
-I guess the noun "Advocacy" can be used when it comes to (Views, Opinions, Perspective, Idea, Policy, Systems... etc) & "Support" can be used when it comes to (Persons, Characters, Peoples... etc) Right?Advocacy goes beyond support. Someone who supports an idea might say so if asked their opinion or cast their vote in a certain way. Someone who advocates an idea actively campaigns, gives their opinion without being asked, and tries to persuade others to vote in the same way as them.
Not necessarily. An advocate might only speak in favor of something while a supporter might take action, give money, etc.An advocate (one who advocates something) is a leader while a supporter (one who supports) is a follower. Advocating is more active than supporting.