Competitor and Contender


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Competitor noun – One who strives for the same thing as another.
Usage example: the competitors for this prestigious science award come from the best high schools in the country

Contender is a synonym for competitor in contestant topic. In some cases you can use "Contender" instead a noun "Competitor", when it comes to topics like conflict, seeker. popular alternative
Nearby Words: competition, compete, competitive, competitiveness, competitively
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Contender noun – One who seeks an office, honor, position, or award.
Usage example: a strong contender for the mayoral position

Competitor is a synonym for contender in conflict topic. You can use "Competitor" instead a noun "Contender", if it concerns topics such as seeker. popular alternative
Nearby Words: contended, contending
Synonyms for Contender
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