contender

[ kuhn-ten-der ]
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noun
  1. 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.

  2. 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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