angel's advocate

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angel's advocate

One who looks for and argues in support of the positive aspects and benefits of a certain argument, whether or not they believe them to be true. It is the opposite of a "devil's advocate," who argues against something for the sake of argument, not due to a personal opinion. I know a lot of people oppose the building of a new railway, but let me play angel's advocate for a second and tell you about all the ways it will improve our city! I don't want to focus on the doubt surrounding universal health care. Rather, I want to play angel's advocate and look at how it would help our society. Can't you play angel's advocate for once and see the positive that could come from this?
See also: advocate
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