Definition of proponent noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈpəʊnənt//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpoʊnənt//
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proponent (of something) (formal) a person who supports an idea or course of action synonym advocate Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Latin proponent- ‘putting forth’, from the verb proponere ‘set forth’, from pro- ‘forward’ + ponere ‘put’.Extra examples Proponents argue the dam will prevent flooding. She is among the most outspoken proponents of the plan. The theory does still have its proponents. There has been intensive campaigning by the proponents of each of the bidding cities.
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