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noun as in competitor

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Vote by mail, they contend, will boost turnout significantly.

It is fitting, then, that the latter stages of his career have found James in Los Angeles, where he contends with two challenges.

Naming and categorizing heat waves too could increase public awareness of the extreme weather events and their dangers, contends a newly formed group that includes public health and climate experts.

Court filings contend he died after experiencing further abuse at the hands of officers.

The filings contend he died after experiencing further abuse at the hands of officers.

Democrats would be mistaken to underestimate Mike Huckabee, perhaps the strongest Republican presidential contender.

He was a leading presidential contender in 1988 and 1992, but never formally entered the race.

As southern California turns to desert western Canada could follow Oregon and Washington states as a contender in top class wines.

Mike Huckabee, the Fox News host and wannabe presidential contender, was governor of my home state, Arkansas, until 2007.

Like Cruz, he is widely seen as a real contender for the Republican nomination in 2016.

Twenty long yards ahead of the nearest contender, Flitterfoot scooted over the line a winner.

Martien was probably never a serious contender for the honor of discovering the atmospheric process of making steel.

In fact, within a few days the situation was simplified by the practical elimination of Pryme as a contender.

Henceforth, he could be only a looker on where he had so fondly figured himself as a contender.

Then it was that Star Hawk loomed up as a dangerous contender as he finally found his stride and had clear sailing.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contender, such as: adversary, challenger, competition, contestant, opponent, and rival.

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