Simple past tense and past participle of champion.(verb)
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Use "championed" in a sentence
"And while Klein championed Spitzer's CNN career from the start, a New York Magazine article by Gabriel Sherman reveals that many inside CNN are skeptical of being part of Spitzer's personal reinvention."
"I think of a “moderate” plan as no mandate, a less pronounced public option or perhaps an exchange, the end to the tax privelege for employer plans that McCain championed, and tighter controls on Medicare spending, perhaps moving away from FFS."
""Third place" is a decades-old term championed by sociologist Ray Oldenburg for venues which bring people together in the tradition of the American colonial tavern or general store."