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  1. cham·pi·on
    IPA[ˈCHampēən]
  2. noun

    verb

    • 1. support the cause of; defend:

      priests who championed human rights
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: champion, plural noun: champions

    • noun

      a person who has surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition:

      a person who vigorously supports or defends a person or cause:

    • verb

      vigorously support or defend the cause of:
    • adjective

      excellent:
    • (1921–80), US choreographer, dancer, and director; full name Gower Carlyle Champion. He danced with his wife Marge (1919–) on stage and in movies such as Jupiter's Darling (1955), and he choreographed Broadway musicals such as 42nd Street (1980).
    • noun

      (in the UK) a hereditary official who at coronations offers to defend the monarch's title to the throne.
    • noun

      another term for Champion of England
    • noun

      another term for Champion of England
    • the major annual competition for soccer clubs in Europe, administered by UEFA.
    • the major annual competition for soccer clubs in Europe, administered by UEFA.
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