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noun as in champion

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As Jared said before, Murray isn’t going to see better defenders than he did last round, which has to be encouraging for the Nuggets.

He stood at the free-throw line with 4-on-3 advantages and all but played with his food by looking off defenders before firing passes to open 3-point shooters.

Former teammate Kei Kamara remembers games in which Davies would “effortlessly” run around defenders in loops, or toy with them with the ball at his feet.

Getting by defenders like Jimmy Butler, Jae Crowder, Bam Adebayo and Andre Iguodala was never going to be easy.

And, even with Westbrook’s propensity to gamble more than he probably should as an off-ball defender, none are obvious weak links on that end.

And, as any good public defender would, Wolf says the allegations are absurd.

Kadyrov then declared himself to be “the main human rights defender” in Chechnya.

He could be remade into a defender of the environment, a preserver of habitats and champion of rainforest ecology.

A hulking defender breaks into the backfield and takes him down with a vicious clothesline tackle.

And into the fray comes a weapon I never thought would have been legal, let alone humane—something called Knee Defender.

John Cantacuzenus, the historian of his own times, and a defender of the faith, inaugurated emperor of Constantinople.

Maximilian Lamarque, died at Paris; a distinguished French officer, and defender of liberal principles.

They stared rudely at the beautiful traveller who was starting off with so many trunks, and a dog of such size for her defender.

After the trial races and consequent choice of 'Vigilant' as defender, public attention was centred on the coming of 'Valkyrie.'

Tears came to his eyes, and he could have embraced his defender.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to defender, such as: protector, sponsor, supporter, and guardian.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.