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champion

cham·pi·on

champion

 
 
pronunciation:
chaem pi n
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one that has taken first place in a competition; winner.
They applauded the champion as he crossed the finish line.
synonyms:
champ, number one, prizewinner, victor, winner
similar words:
conqueror, hero, master
definition 2: one that is acknowledged to be of high competitive ability as a result of previous shows or games.
Most bets were placed on the known champion.He was a champion as a swimmer and won several medals in the sport.
synonyms:
champ, prizewinner
similar words:
laureate
definition 3: one who speaks in support of or fights for a person or cause.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a champion of civil rights.She was an outspoken champion of the poor.
synonyms:
advocate, backer, supporter, upholder
similar words:
defender, exponent, patron, sponsor
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: championed, championing, champions
definition: to defend or fight for; advocate.
As a congresswoman, she championed the cause of fair labor practices.
synonyms:
advocate, back, fight for, uphold
antonyms:
combat, oppose
similar words:
campaign for, defend, hold a brief for, support
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part of speech: adjective
definition: superior to all competitors.
She's a champion athlete.
synonyms:
prizewinning, top, unequaled
similar words:
first, first-class, foremost, matchless, peerless, prize, standout, superior, supreme
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