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contender

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1 one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award
  • a strong contender for the mayoral position

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2 one who strives for the same thing as another
  • several contenders competing for the title of the city's best Italian restaurant

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  • noncompetitor
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The first known use of contender was in 1547

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“Contender.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contender. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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