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  1. devil's advocate

    • n.
      a person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing arguments;a person appointed by the Roman Catholic Church to challenge a proposed beatification or canonization, or the verification of a miracle.
    • noun: devil's advocate, plural noun: devil's advocates

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    名詞

    • 1. a person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing arguments the interviewer will need to play devil's advocate, to put the other side's case forward
    • a person appointed by the Roman Catholic Church to challenge a proposed beatification or canonization, or the verification of a miracle.
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    • IPA[ˌdev(ə)lz ˈadvəkət]

    美式

    • n.
      a person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of ... the interviewer will need to play devil's advocate, to put the other side's case forward

    Oxford American Dictionary