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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of proponere; PROPOUND

proponent

noun
     
pro‧po‧nent [countable]
someone who supports something or persuades people to do something [= advocate; ↪ 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.

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