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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 advocates or supports a cause
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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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A person who gives money to a charity or another form of organization
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A legal adviser or solicitor
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Opponent for the sake of it
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Champion of the people
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One who is devotedly engaged in a cause, faction or mission
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