pro|po|nent [prəˈpəunənt US -ˈpou-] n
[Date: 1500-1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of proponere; PROPOUND]
someone who supports something or persuades people to do something
→↑opponent proponent of
Steinem has always been a strong proponent of women's rights.
leading/main/major proponent
Dr George is one of the leading proponents of this view.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Proponent — (lat. proponere: vorlegen, vorschlagen), auch Respondent oder Defendant, stammt aus dem Bereich der Disputation beziehungsweise der dialogischen Logik und wird im Kontext von Dialogen und Dialogverläufen verwendet. Der Proponent bezeichnet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • proponent — pro·po·nent /prə pō nənt/ n 1: one who argues in favor of something 2: one who offers a will for probate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • proponent — propònent (proponȅnt) m DEFINICIJA 1. onaj koji podnosi prijedlog; predlagač 2. onaj koji se nepozvan miješa u govor ETIMOLOGIJA vidi proponirati …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Proponent — Pro*po nent, a. [L. proponens, p. pr.] Making proposals; proposing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proponent — Pro*po nent, n. [1913 Webster] 1. One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The propounder of a thing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • proponent — (n.) 1580s, one who brings forth a proposition or argument, from L. proponentem (nom. proponens), prp. of proponere put forward (see PROPOUND (Cf. propound)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • proponent — [n] person who advocates, supports cause advocate, backer, champion, defender, enthusiast, exponent, expounder, friend, partisan, patron, protector, second, seconder, spokesperson, subscriber, supporter, upholder, vindicator; concepts 355,359,423 …   New thesaurus

  • proponent — ► NOUN ▪ a person who advocates a theory, proposal, or project. ORIGIN from Latin proponere put forward …   English terms dictionary

  • proponent — [prə pō′nənt, prōpō′nənt] n. [< L proponens, prp. of proponere, to set forth: see PROPOSE] 1. a person who makes a proposal or proposition 2. a person who espouses or supports a cause, etc. 3. Law one who propounds something, esp. a will for… …   English World dictionary

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