Synonyms of 'apologist'

abettor, admirer, aficionado, angel, apologete, backer, buff, casuist, champion, dependence, disputant, exponent, fan, guard, guardhouse lawyer, justifier, lover, Maecenas, mainstay, maintainer, paladin, paranymph, partisan, patron, Philadelphia lawyer, pleader, polemic, polemicist, polemist, promoter, proponent, protagonist, protector, reliance, second, sectary, sponsor, stalwart, support, supporter, sympathizer, votary, well-wisher, wrangler