What's the difference between "advocate" and "testify"?
"Advocate" is a verb that means to support, promote, or champion someone or something. For example, an environmental activist might advocate for a carbon tax. "Testify" is a legal term referring to giving evidence as a witness in court, like providing evidence in court against a criminal suspect. Ex: I'm an advocate of animal rights. Ex: The pandemic has brought many changes. Many people are advocating for a universal healthcare system. Ex: The mother testified against her own son in court. Ex: It's often quite stressful for witnesses to testify in court.
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