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?
The NLD will contest the election but the prospect of( Nobel Peace Prize-winner Suu Kyi) becoming the president is almost zero.
By announcing early, we are asking Mississippi Republicans to unite around my candidacy and avoid another contentious contest among GOP members that would only improve the Democrats’ chances of winning the open seat, if we unite the party and consolidate our resources, we can guarantee Donald Trump will have a fighter who will stand with him.
I know that many of my supporters are disappointed, i am too. But our disappointment must be overcome by our love of country. And I say to our fellow members of the world community, let no one see this contest as a sign of American weakness. The strength of American democracy is shown most clearly through the difficulties it can overcome. Some have expressed concern that the unusual nature of this election might hamper the next president in the conduct of his office. I do not believe it need be so. President-elect Bush inherits a nation whose citizens will be ready to assist him in the conduct of his large responsibilities. I, personally, will be at his disposal, and I call on all Americans -- I particularly urge all who stood with us -- to unite behind our next president.
Bahrain has evidence of Hakeem's criminal wrongdoing and if he doesn't want to return to that country then he must contest that in the court and it will take months.
Heat and animosity, contest and conflict, may sharpen the wits, although they rarely do; they never strengthen the understanding, clear the perspicacity, guide the judgment, or improve the heart.
Translations for 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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