Translate this word/concept in your other language(s)
March 2, 2012 10:47 PM Subscribe
I need a succinct translation for "advocate" or similar term in as many languages as possible .
posted by mynameismandab to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I work for an amazing resource center for mothers and babies. We are searching for a cool, unique new title for our lactation specialists. These are kind, knowledgeable women who provide breastfeeding education and address challenges.
The word 'advocate' comes to mind, but I also would be open to any term that connotes authority, wisdom, warmth, experience, and the kind of feeling you get when thinking fondly of your grandmother, favorite aunt or a village elder.
The practitioners are exclusively female, so it would need to be something that could be applied to women (unisex is fine too).
To make sure I choose the most fitting term, it would be helpful if you included the definition, the connotation, and an example of someone who fits this word.