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Definition 1: the contestant you hope to defeat - [noun denoting person]

Samples where contender or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had respect for his rivals
  • he wanted to know what the competition was doing

Synonyms for contender in the sense of this definition

(contender is a kind of ...) a person who participates in competitions

(... is a kind of contender ) any one of two or more competitors who tie one another

(... is a kind of contender ) a contestant who is very aggressive and willing to use underhand methods

(... is a kind of contender ) one of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination

(... is a kind of contender ) a competitor who has withdrawn from competition

(... is a kind of contender ) the competitor who finishes second

(... is a kind of contender ) a competitor who holds a preeminent position

(... is a kind of contender ) a competitor thought likely to win

(... is a kind of contender ) a personal enemy

"they had been political foes for years"

(... is a kind of contender ) a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition

(... is a kind of contender ) someone with a promising future

(... is a kind of contender ) someone who has won first place in a competition

(... is a kind of contender ) someone who engages in a tilt or joust

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