Quick answer
"Lobby" is a noun which is often translated as "el vestíbulo", and "advocacy" is a noun which is often translated as "el apoyo". Learn more about the difference between "lobby" and "advocacy" below.
lobby(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (entrance hall)
a. el vestíbulo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'll meet you in the hotel lobby at 12:30 pm.Te veré en el vestíbulo del hotel a las 12:30 pm.
b. el hall
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was a press conference in the Municipal Theater's lobby.Hubo una conferencia de prensa en el hall del Teatro Municipal.
2. (pressure group)
a. el grupo de presión
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The coal lobby is pushing to remove regulations.El grupo de presión del carbón está presionando para que se eliminen normas.
b. el lobby
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The pharmaceutical lobby spends millions to convince governments to approve new medications.El lobby farmacéutico gasta millones para convencer a los gobiernos de aprobar nuevos medicamentos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to pressure)
a. ejercer presión sobre
The association lobbied the legislature for favorable legislation.La asociación ejerció presión sobre la legislatura para conseguir legislación favorable.
b. presionar
The accountants' association lobbied congress to make tax forms more difficult to fill out.El colegio de contadores presionó al congreso para hacer formularios de impuestos más difíciles de llenar.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to campaign)
a. ejercer presión
The group lobbied against cuts to higher education.El grupo ejerció presión en contra de los recortes a los fondos para la educación superior.
b. presionar
The casino owner lobbied to legalize gambling in Florida.El dueño del casino presionó para legalizar los juegos de azar en Florida.
c. cabildear
The environmentalists lobbied for stricter environmental protection laws.Los ambientalistas cabildearon para conseguir leyes más estrictas de protección del medio ambiente.
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advocacy(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (active support)
a. el apoyo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The senator's advocacy of the bill won him popularity among Democratic voters.El apoyo del senador al proyecto de ley le ganó popularidad con los votantes demócratas.
b. la defensa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The nun was well-known for her advocacy of the poor.La monja era muy conocida por su defensa de los pobres.
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