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Synonyms for contest
ˈkɒn tɛst; kənˈtɛstcon·test

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. contestverb

    Synonyms:
    competition, pageant, compete, go in for, call into question, oppose, contend, controversy, discussion, battle, debate, fight, combat

    Antonyms:
    support

  2. contestverb

    to contend

    I will contest for the open seat on the board.

    Synonyms:
    call into question, go in for, contend, oppose, compete, discussion, battle, fight, combat, pageant, controversy, competition, debate

    Antonyms:
    support

  3. contestnoun

    to call into question; to oppose

    The rival contested the dictator's re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.

    Synonyms:
    compete, oppose, call into question, contend, go in for, debate, competition, battle, fight, discussion, pageant, combat, controversy

    Antonyms:
    support

  4. contestnoun

    a competition

    The child entered the spelling contest.

    Synonyms:
    battle, debate, discussion, pageant, controversy, combat, competition, fight

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contest

    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.

    Synonyms:
    action, affair, battle, bout, combat, conflict, encounter, engagement, fight, passage of arms, skirmish, strife

    Antonyms:
    armistice, concord, peace, suspension of hostilities, truce

    Preposition:
    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.

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. contest, competitionnoun

    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

    Synonyms:
    competition, competitor, contender, rival, rivalry, contention, challenger

  2. contestverb

    a struggle between rivals

    Synonyms:
    competition

  3. contest, contend, repugnverb

    to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

    "They contested the outcome of the race"

    Synonyms:
    fence, fight, make do, deal, vie, manage, compete, struggle, debate, argue, repugn, postulate, grapple, contend, cope, make out, get by

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contestnoun

    Synonyms:
    rivalry, match, tournament, tourney, competition, emulation, dispute, controversy, dissension, contention

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How to use contest in a sentence?

  1. President Donald Trump:

    If you ask the American people to choose between public health and the economy, then it's no contest. No American is going to say accelerate the economy at the cost of human life.

  2. Republican Daron Shaw:

    When you look at the issues and the vote preferences, there is a slight wrinkle in Georgia: Republican primary voters are focused on the economy and immigration, which should benefit candidates from the Trumpwing of the party, and you see this with Walker, but Kemp -- so far -- is holding off Perdue in the gubernatorial contest.

  3. Pete Davidson:

    I feel like I won a contest, it’s so sick, it’s f --- ing lit Jimmy.

  4. Michael Curzio:

    I'm gon na own up, i did parade, demonstrate and picket( inside the Capitol). I can't deny that. You have it on video. I'm not gon na contest it.

  5. Phillip Finch:

    A criminal trial is not a search for truth. It is much too circumscribed for that. Rather, a trial is a formalized contest for the hearts and minds of a panel of twelve. It is a quest for a verdict in which information is selected and screened (we can almost say “processed”) before it is allowed to reach jurors.


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  • müsabiqəAzerbaijani
  • спор, споря, състезание, оспорвам, състезавам се, конкурсBulgarian
  • soutěžCzech
  • Wettkampf, Wettstreit, WettbewerbGerman
  • αμφισβητώ, διαγωνισμός, συναγωνισμόςGreek
  • konkursoEsperanto
  • cuestionar, debate, impugnar, competición, competencia, competir, oponerse, concursoSpanish
  • مسابقهPersian
  • kilpailla, kyseenalaistaa, tavoitella, vastustaa, kilpailu, riita, kritisoidaFinnish
  • compétition, concoursFrench
  • התחרה, תחרותHebrew
  • प्रतियोगिताHindi
  • մրցույթArmenian
  • concorsoItalian
  • 競争, コンテスト, コンクールJapanese
  • შეჯიბრიGeorgian
  • tauwhawhaiMāori
  • wedstrijdDutch
  • diskusjon, debatt, konkurranseNorwegian
  • konkurs, spór, debataPolish
  • competição, concurso, contender, questionar, contestarPortuguese
  • dezbatere, dispută, competiție, întrecere, controversăRomanian
  • соревнование, состязание, спор, конкурс, диспутRussian
  • shindano, mashindano, shindanaSwahili
  • చర్చనీయాంశము, పోటీలు, ఎదిరించు, పోటీ చేయుTelugu
  • การประกวดThai
  • yarışma, yarış, müsabakaTurkish

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