contest definition

  • noun:
    • difficult for superiority or success between rivals.
    • A competition, specifically one out of which entrants perform separately and are usually rated by judges. See Synonyms at conflict.
    • Controversy; debate.
    • Struggle for superiority; fight.
    • A competition.
    • Earnest dispute; strife in debate; conflict; discussion; altercation.
    • Earnest battle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competitors; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter.
    • . Strife; challenge for success or superiority, or perhaps in security; difficult in hands.
    • . Dispute; discussion; conflict; strife in argument; disagreement.
    • Synonyms Conflict, eliminate, an such like. (identify battle), encounter. See strife.2. Altercation; dissension; quarrel.
    • an occasion by which a success is chosen from among a couple of participants
    • challenging between competitors
  • verb-transitive:
    • To participate or focus on.
    • To phone into question and take a dynamic stand against; dispute or challenge: competition a will. See Synonyms at oppose.
    • In order to make a topic of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to get in touch with question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.
    • To strive earnestly to carry or preserve; to battle to protect.
    • which will make an interest of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; since a claim, by span of legislation; to controvert.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To struggle or participate; contend: contested with other bidders when it comes to traditional.
    • To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to aim; to vie; to emulate; -- followed frequently by with.
  • verb:
    • To contend.
    • To call into concern; to oppose.
    • to make the topic of dispute, contention, or litigation
  • others:
    • to produce a subject of emulation, contention, or dispute; enter a competition for; compete or shoot for: as, to contest a prize; to contest an election (see contested).
    • To contend or strive for in arms; battle or do battle for; attempt to win or hold; battle to safeguard: because, the soldiers contested every inch of surface.
    • . To argue in opposition to; controvert; litigate; oppose; call in concern; challenge; dispute: as, the recommend contested every point; his straight to the property had been contested in the courts.
    • Synonyms. To debate, challenge.
    • . To aim; contend; dispute: followed closely by with.
    • . To vie; strive in rivalry.

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