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Synonyms for athlete
ˈæθ lit; æθˈlɛt ɪk; æθˈlɛt ɪks; ˈæθ əˌlit; ˌæθ əˈlɛt ɪk; ˌæθ əˈlɛt ɪksath·lete

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  1. athletenoun


  2. athletenoun

    A participant in a group of sporting activities which includes track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking.


  3. athletenoun

    A person who actively participates in physical sports, possibly highly skilled in sports. (Known in British English as a sportsperson.)


  4. athletenoun

    An exceptionally physically fit person.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. athlete, jocknoun

    a person trained to compete in sports

    supporter, suspensor, jock, jockstrap, athletic supporter

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. athletenoun

    combatant, champion, contender for victory

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. athletenoun

    gymnast, pancratist

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  1. Robert Allard:

    Much like the (U.S. Olympic Committee) knew about Larry Nassar years before his arrest and did nothing, USA Swimming had notice in 2010 that Sean Hutchison was involved in an inappropriate coach-athlete relationship with Ariana and took no actions to protect her or other swimmers from this pedophile, if this organization had immediately reported what it knew to authorities, Hutchison likely would have been stopped, Ariana would have been spared years of abuse, and countless other young girls would have been protected from this sexual predator.

  2. Dan Roberts:

    As an instructor for over a decade, I've been around adults that shouldn't be within 10 feet of a slingshot, i have a 10-year-old daughter that's a competitive athlete. It really depends on the kids involved.

  3. Tom McMillen:

    The body politic has shifted left, there’s no question about it, and that’s toward more student-athlete empowerment.

  4. Rene Campbell:

    There's a very close relationship between passion, dedication and obsession, you look at any athlete that has achieved great things, there has to be a certain level of obsession.

  5. Paula Radcliffe:

    We want to eradicate doping from our sport but we can never put any innocent athlete through what I had to go through this summer, ms Radcliffe should never have been forced to come out and defend herself against such insinuations.

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