the devil's advocate

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Definition of the devil's advocate in English English dictionary

devil's advocate
One who debates from a view which they may not actually hold, usually to determine its validity, or simply for the sake of argument
devil's advocate
(Roman Catholic Church) A canon lawyer appointed by the Church to argue against the canonization of the proposed candidate
devil's advocate
If you play devil's advocate in a discussion or debate, you express an opinion which you may not agree with but which is very different to what other people have been saying, in order to make the argument more interesting. someone who pretends to disagree with you in order to have a good discussion about something
devil's advocate
someone who takes the worse side just for the sake of argument
devil's advocate
person who argues the less accepted or approved side for the sake of argument; prosecutor
the devil's advocate


    the devil's ad·vo·cate

    Turkish pronunciation

    dhi devılz ädvıkıt


    /ᴛʜē ˈdevəlz ˈadvəkət/ /ðiː ˈdɛvəlz ˈædvəkət/

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