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A person who defends someone or something
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“On the other hand, he's a fierce defender of free trade and a champion of school choice.”
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A person who supports an idea or theory and tries to persuade people of its truth or benefits
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“A strong defender of human rights.”
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(in sport) A player whose task it is to protect their own side's goal
“Schweinsteiger chases down Jorge Guaga, forcing the burly defender to concede another corner.”
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Someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas
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A person who practises or studies law, especially (in the UK) a solicitor or a barrister or (in the US) an attorney
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Opponent for the sake of it
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Champion of the people
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A person that holds something
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