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exponent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of exponent

  1. 1 a person who actively supports or favors a cause <exponents of space exploration earnestly called for more missions to the outer reaches of the solar system> Synonyms advocate, advocator, apostle, backer, booster, champion, expounder, espouser, friend, gospeler (or gospeller), herald, hierophant, high priest, paladin, promoter, proponent, protagonist, supporter, true believer, tub-thumper, white knight Related Words loyalist, partisan (also partizan), stalwart; adherent, cohort, disciple, follower; interpreter; applauder, cheerleader, encourager, fellow traveler Near Antonyms enemy, foe, rival; belittler, critic, faultfinder Antonyms adversary, antagonist, opponent

  2. 2 one who brings an art or science to full realization <has long reigned as the nation's leading exponent of modern dance> Synonyms expounder, guru, high priest, interpreter, practitioner Related Words dean, doyen, grand old man; ideologue (also idealogue), philosopher, theorist; advocate, apostle, backer, booster, champion, promoter, proponent, supporter





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