• WordNet 3.6
    • n proponent a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Proponent Making proposals; proposing.
    • Proponent One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.
    • Proponent (Law) The propounder of a thing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • proponent Making proposals; proposing.
    • n proponent One who makes a proposal, or lays down a proposition.
    • n proponent In law, one who propounds a will for probate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Proponent prō-pō′nent proposing
    • n Proponent one who makes a proposal or proposition:
    • n Proponent (law) one who propounds a will for probate
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “An optimist is a proponent of the doctrine that black is white.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. proponens, p. pr


In literature:

This new imperialist expansion was not interpreted by its proponents as being exploitative.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
OPTIMIST, n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white.
"The Devil's Dictionary" by Ambrose Bierce
Bacon was an extreme proponent of the inductive method of finding truths, e.g.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
There were those, however, who distrusted the Constitution and distrusted its proponents.
"Have faith in Massachusetts; 2d ed." by Calvin Coolidge
And the bits of business that I have to propone to you are rather in the nature of being confidential.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The proponents of the social contract are in no better case.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
And among educated experts and professional proponents of worlds to be there is a general denial of its existence.
"A Cynic Looks at Life" by Ambrose Bierce
In all debates the proponent has the right of opening and closing.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
The original proponent of the university theory pointed these out as just what might be found in classrooms.
"Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper
The proponents of the petition made out a strong case.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton

In news:

Maggie Gomez, front, and other proponents of mandatory sick pay gather Wednesday outside HealthOne Presbyterian/St.
The lawsuit claims that proponents of the plan to bring the train through the Peninsula, gamed the numbers.
Proponents of reforms affecting health insurance and retirement -- particularly removing such programs from employment-based systems -- should get their facts straight before proposing massive changes.
I t's a familiar old saw, proponents of small-town rural tradition conflicting with those who feel times demand their town change, develop and expand.
Proponents and opponents both predicted the debate would be revived at the legislature next year.
He has forever been a proponent of the more-is-more style.
An early proponent of house, he has been one of the most highly regarded tastemakers in the world for a quarter-century.
"The Personhood agenda made a 'giant leap' forward this week," announced its proponents in a statement on Thursday, as it won the endorsement of Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich.
Cincinnati-area passenger-rail proponents got a boost last week with the announcement of two approvals that will help set the stage for the introduction of an operational passenger-rail system as early as 2016.
Proponents of a new kind of business hope to change how capitalism works.
I am a big proponent of drinking water, whether it comes from a bottle or tap.
Pot proponents hopeful, wary after Obama says feds won't pursue marijuana users.
Proponents rally in Columbus for passage of ' Nitro Bill'.
Proponents of pension reform face steep hurdles.
Proponents say therefore it would make it easier for felons to purchase a handgun.

In science:

Stephen Wolfram propone un esquema de clasificaci´on, el cual divide las reglas de aut´omatas celulares en cuatro categor´ıas de acuerdo a sus evoluciones a partir de una condici´on inicial “desordenada.o aleatoria.
Aut\'omatas celulares elementales aplicados a la encriptaci\'on de datos
Primeramente se recopil´o informaci´on sobre las clases que propone Wolfram para clasificar las reglas del aut´omata celular.
Aut\'omatas celulares elementales aplicados a la encriptaci\'on de datos
Arg, has an ar­ gument tree in which all proponent moves are justified.
Resolving Conflicting Arguments under Uncertainties
For this research, proponents have used experimental design.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People
The thesis must also address a certain problem that will be probably solving that problem though the prototype is made in one of the proponent’s place to be able to work promptly and safely.
Eye-GUIDE (Eye-Gaze User Interface Design) Messaging for Physically-Impaired People