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champion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of champion

  1. 1 the person who comes in first in a competition <the champion of the national spelling bee> Synonyms champ, titleholder, titlist, victor, winner Related Words cochampion, cowinner; placer; finalist, quarterfinalist, semifinalist; medalist (or medallist), prizewinner; megastar, star, superstar; world-beater Near Antonyms loser

  2. 2 a person who actively supports or favors a cause <she's the biggest champion of budget reform in the Congress> Synonyms advocate, advocator, apostle, backer, booster, exponent, expounder, espouser, friend, gospeler (or gospeller), herald, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knightRelated Words loyalist, partisan (also partizan), stalwart; adherent, cohort, disciple, follower; interpreter; applauder, cheerleader, encourager, fellow travelerNear Antonyms enemy, foe, rival; belittler, critic, faultfinderAntonyms adversary, antagonist, opponent




champion

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of champion

  1. to promote the interests or cause of <he has always championed the protection of abused animals> Synonyms advocate, back, support, endorse (also indorse), patronize, plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for)Related Words adopt, embrace, espouse; abet, aid, assist, help, prop (up), second, side (with); backstop, bolster, boost, buttress, reinforce (also reenforce); advance, forward, further; plug, preach, talk up; bail out, deliver, rescue, saveNear Antonyms baffle, foil, frustrate, interfere, oppose, sabotage, thwart; desert, disappoint, fail, let down





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