contender collocations and examples

 UK /kənˈtendə(r)/

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someone competing with others for something


Adjectives frequently used with contender
possible: definite, genuine, likely, major, obvious, possible, real, serious, strong, worthyAlthough a young rider, Jon is a serious contender.possibly best: main, prime, topThe main contenders would appear to be Steve Jones and Dave Wolfin.
Nouns frequently used before contender
championship, leadership, medal, promotion, titleThe Dutchman is always a major championship contender.
Nouns frequently used after contender for
award, championship, crown, honour, job, leadership, position, promotion, throne, title, top spotThe song will make the top ten but I can’t see it as a likely contender for the top spot.
 
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