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A person who vigorously supports or defends a person or cause
“Although Munir never claimed that his efforts were intended to protect women's rights, many women activists viewed the slain campaigner as a champion of women's rights.”
A person who has surpassed all rivals in a sporting contest or other competition
“But she has defied the odds to become a sporting champion in karate, swimming and running.”
A knight who fought in single combat on behalf of the monarch
“Tensions are running high as William seeks to prove himself a champion and a true knight once and for all.”
Vigorously support or defend the cause of
“Supporters of the draft are using it to promote indirectly politics we should champion openly and up front.”
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