contender Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"contender" in British English

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contendernoun [C]

uk   /kənˈten.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
someone who ​competes with other ​people to ​try to ​win something: Now ​aged 42, he is no ​longerconsidered a ​serious contender for the ​title.
(Definition of contender from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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contendernoun [C]

 /kənˈten·dər/
someone who is ​qualified to ​compete to ​win something or to ​achieve a ​position of ​leadership: : He is a ​top contender for Senate ​majorityleader.
(Definition of contender from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contender”
in Chinese (Simplified) 竞争者, 争夺者…
in Turkish yarışmacı, müsabık…
in Russian претендент…
in Chinese (Traditional) 競爭者, 爭奪者…
in Polish kandydat/ka, pretendent/ka…
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