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English adjective: champion

1. champion holding first place in a contest


SamplesA champion show dog.
A prizewinning wine.


Synonymsprizewinning


Similarbest


Antonymsworst


English noun: champion

1. champion (person) someone who has won first place in a competition


Synonymschamp, title-holder


Broader (hypernym)challenger, competition, competitor, contender, rival


Narrower (hyponym)record-breaker, record-holder

2. champion (person) someone who fights for a cause


Synonymsfighter, hero, paladin


Broader (hypernym)defender, guardian, protector, shielder

3. champion (person) a person who backs a politician or a team etc.


SamplesAll their supporters came out for the game.
They are friends of the library.


Synonymsadmirer, booster, friend, protagonist, supporter


Broader (hypernym)advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent


Narrower (hyponym)anglophil, anglophile, believer, Boswell, cheerleader, Confederate, corporatist, endorser, enthusiast, Francophil, Francophile, free trader, functionalist, Graecophile, indorser, Jacobite, loyalist, mainstay, maintainer, New Dealer, partisan, partizan, philhellene, philhellenist, pillar, ratifier, Roundhead, seconder, Shavian, stalwart, subscriber, sustainer, sympathiser, sympathizer, toaster, truster, upholder, verifier, voucher, wassailer, well-wisher, Whig

4. champion (person) someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field


Synonymsace, adept, genius, hotshot, maven, mavin, sensation, star, superstar, virtuoso, whiz, whizz, wiz, wizard


Broader (hypernym)expert


Narrower (hyponym)track star


English verb: champion

1. champion (competition) protect or fight for as a champion


Synonymsdefend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)back, endorse, indorse, plump for, plunk for, support









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