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contender

[ kuhn-ten-der ]
/ kənˈtɛn dər /
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noun

a person or group that competes against others to win something; contestant: The three remaining contenders for the Democratic Party nomination met for a televised debate.
a person or group with a good chance of success in a contest: After last season’s disaster, the Texas team needed to convince me they were a contender.

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