What are some alternative words for contest?

Synonyms for contest
ˈkɒn tɛst; kənˈtɛst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contest, competition(noun)

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

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

  2. contest(verb)

    a struggle between rivals

    Synonyms:
    competition

  3. contest, contend, repugn(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. contest(noun)

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

    Antonyms:
    support

  2. contest(noun)

    to contend

    I will contest for the open seat on the board.

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

    Antonyms:
    support

  3. contest(noun)

    to call into question; to oppose

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

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

    Antonyms:
    support

  4. contest(noun)

    a competition

    The child entered the spelling contest.

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dispute, controvert, argue, debate, litigate, contend against, call in question

  2. contest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    strive to hold, struggle to defend

  3. contest(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    contend, strive, struggle, vie, fight, compete, cope

  4. contest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dispute, altercation, debate, controversy, contestation, quarrel, difference, high words, strife of words, war of words

  5. contest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    struggle, battle, conflict, fight, combat, encounter, rencounter, strife in arms

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contest(n)

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

How to pronounce contest?

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How to say contest in sign language?

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How to use contest in a sentence?

  1. Linda Barker:

    Murfee is going to take that up with the town, he's going to contest that.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has lost to the strong competitors and/or by fair means in a contest is still a winner even if he has no supporter; One who has won to the weak contestants and/or by foul methods in a competition is yet a loser even if he has many followers.

  3. Samuel Adams:

    If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.

  4. David Daleiden:

    The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work and will contest all attempts from Planned Parenthood and their allies to silence our First Amendment rights and suppress investigative journalism.

  5. Ben Ainslie:

    You don’t want to see that happen to anyone. I think everyone is OK which is the primary concern, we go out there and race hard against each other but this is a sporting contest and we want everyone to be safe and we want everyone to be racing... I hope they are able to sort things out and get back on track.

Images & Illustrations of contest

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Translations for contest

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  • müsabiqəAzerbaijani
  • споря, конкурс, състезавам се, състезание, спор, оспорвамBulgarian
  • soutěžCzech
  • Wettbewerb, Wettkampf, WettstreitGerman
  • αμφισβητώ, διαγωνισμός, συναγωνισμόςGreek
  • konkursoEsperanto
  • debate, impugnar, competir, competición, oponerse, cuestionar, competencia, concursoSpanish
  • مسابقهPersian
  • kilpailla, vastustaa, kyseenalaistaa, kilpailu, kritisoida, riita, tavoitellaFinnish
  • compétition, concoursFrench
  • התחרה, תחרותHebrew
  • प्रतियोगिताHindi
  • մրցույթArmenian
  • concorsoItalian
  • コンクール, コンテスト, 競争Japanese
  • შეჯიბრიGeorgian
  • tauwhawhaiMāori
  • wedstrijdDutch
  • 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
  • การประกวดThai
  • yarışma, yarış, müsabakaTurkish

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