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contest

con·test

contest

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan test
definition: a sport or game that people try to win to get a prize; competition.
My nephew won first prize in the math contest.
synonyms:
competition
similar words:
match, race, run
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: kn test
inflections: contested, contesting, contests
definition: to argue against; challenge.
He is contesting the terms of the contract.
synonyms:
dispute
similar words:
deny, object to, oppose
derivations: contestable (adj.), contestably (adv.), contestableness (n.), contester (n.)