an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
a struggle between rivals
contest, contend, repugn(verb)
to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
"They contested the outcome of the race"
I will contest for the open seat on the board.
to call into question; to oppose
The rival contested the dictator's re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.
The child entered the spelling contest.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Conflict is a general word which describes opponents, whether individuals or hosts, as dashed together. One continuous conflict between entire armies is a battle. Another battle may be fought upon the same field after a considerable interval; or a new battle may follow immediately, the armies meeting upon a new field. An action is brief and partial; a battle may last for days. Engagement is a somewhat formal expression for battle; as, it was the commander's purpose to avoid a general engagement. A protracted war, including many battles, may be a stubborn contest. Combat, originally a hostile encounter between individuals, is now used also for extensive engagements. A skirmish is between small detachments or scattered troops. An encounter may be either purposed or accidental, between individuals or armed forces. Fight is a word of less dignity than battle; we should not ordinarily speak of Waterloo as a fight, unless where the word is used in the sense of fighting; as, I was in the thick of the fight.
A battle of giants; battle between armies; a battle for life, against invaders; a battle to the death; the battle of (more rarely at) Marathon.
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How to use contest in a sentence?
Unless pros stake a lot of money on these contests, the contest prizes will be too low to draw users, it is necessary to attract large numbers of inexperienced players, sometimes known as fish, to feed those sharks.
In the last several hours, serious allegations, which I strongly contest, have been made against me, while these allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office's work at this critical time. I therefore resign my office, effective at the close of business on May 8, 2018.
This is not just a contest between different candidates. This is a contest between fundamentally different views of our country, our values and our future.
A good testimony to the fitness levels of alpine ski racers is that over history guys like Bode Miller have won the Superstars contest against greats in NBA and NFL and the Olympics and other sports.
U.S.-led trade uncertainty along with increasing concerns over the extent of the current global growth slowdown has seen an increase in demand for core global bonds, against a backdrop of uncertainty and despite a Fed that is comfortably on hold, the dollar continues to win the least ugly contest.
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- споря, конкурс, състезавам се, състезание, спор, оспорвамBulgarian
- Wettbewerb, Wettkampf, WettstreitGerman
- αμφισβητώ, διαγωνισμός, συναγωνισμόςGreek
- debate, impugnar, competir, competición, oponerse, cuestionar, competencia, concursoSpanish
- kilpailla, vastustaa, kyseenalaistaa, kilpailu, kritisoida, riita, tavoitellaFinnish
- compétition, concoursFrench
- התחרה, תחרותHebrew
- コンクール, コンテスト, 競争Japanese
- debatt, konkurranse, diskusjonNorwegian
- debata, konkurs, spórPolish
- contestar, contender, competição, concurso, questionarPortuguese
- întrecere, controversă, competiție, dispută, dezbatereRomanian
- диспут, соревнование, спор, состязание, конкурсRussian
- shindano, mashindano, shindanaSwahili
- చర్చనీయాంశము, పోటీ చేయు, పోటీలు, ఎదిరించుTelugu
- yarışma, yarış, müsabakaTurkish
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