Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

champion

champion
Meaning(s)
1) push forth or actively encourage, be an advocate for
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • champion progress/change/human rights
  • Analysis
     As a noun, a 'champion' is someone who supports or defends a person or defends a title in a sporting contest or similar competition. You might have a 'wrestling champion' or a 'champion basketball player' for example. A public figure might be a 'champion for the arts' for example by supporting the arts and defending them or a 'champion for workers rights'. As a verb 'to champion' something means to support wholeheartedly or defend the cause of something. "She championed many young people in her town, encouraging them to go on to further education." "The party had championed renewable energy ever since they won seats in the last election." 
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. She was a great leader for her country because she championed progress.
    2. He served as a champion for those trying to quit smoking.
    3. The students tried hard to champion change for antiquated school policies.
    4. The MEP had been championing Human Rights for the past thirty years.
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