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contest

con·test

contest

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan test
definition 1: a struggle for superiority or victory.
a contest between good and evil
synonyms:
battle, fight
similar words:
agony, competition, contention, encounter, match, race, rivalry, struggle, tug
definition 2: a competition, as for an award, that matches rival abilities, performances, qualities, or the like.
a beauty contesta mathematics contest
synonyms:
competition
similar words:
bout, event, match, race, rivalry, run, tournament, tourney
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: kn test
inflections: contested, contesting, contests
definition 1: to compete or struggle for.
The field that the armies contested was soon littered with the dead and wounded.
synonyms:
dispute, fight over
similar words:
battle for, contend for, jostle, struggle for, vie for
definition 2: to challenge, deny, or dispute.
We are contesting the legality of the contract.
synonyms:
challenge, dispute, impugn, question
similar words:
controvert, debate, deny, gainsay, object to, oppose, oppugn, rebut, refute
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: kn test
definition: to fight, dispute, or compete.
Three teams are contesting for the prize.
synonyms:
battle, compete, contend, vie
similar words:
fight, grapple, jostle, play, strive, struggle
derivations: contestable (adj.), contestably (adv.), contestableness (n.), contester (n.)