Synonyms of champion in English:

champion


See definition of champion

noun

1‘the world snooker champion’

SYNONYMS

winner, title-holder, defending champion, gold medallist

prizewinner, cup winner, victor, conqueror

victor ludorum

US titlist

informal champ, top dog, number one

2‘a champion of change’

SYNONYMS

advocate, proponent, promoter, proposer, supporter, standard-bearer, torch-bearer, defender, protector, upholder, backer, exponent, patron, sponsor, prime mover

pleader for, campaigner for, propagandist for, lobbyist for, fighter for, battler for, crusader for, apologist for

apostle, evangelist, missionary

North American booster

informal plugger

ANTONYMS

opponent, critic

3‘there was little chance of his defeating the King's Champion’

SYNONYMS

knight, man-at-arms, warrior, defender, duellist, paladin, hero


verb

1‘an organization championing the rights of tribal peoples’

SYNONYMS

advocate, promote, plead for, hold a torch for, defend, protect, uphold, support, back, espouse, ally oneself with, stand behind, stand up for, take someone's part, campaign for, lobby for, fight for, battle for, crusade for, take up the cudgels for

propose, sponsor, vouch for, second

informal stick up for, throw one's weight behind, plug

ANTONYMS

oppose, criticize