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English noun: contest

1. contest (event) an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants


Synonymscompetition


Broader (hypernym)social event


Narrower (hyponym)athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics, bout, championship, chicken, cliffhanger, dogfight, field trial, game, match, playoff, race, race, series, spelldown, spelling bee, spelling contest, tournament, tournament, tourney, trial

2. contest (act) a struggle between rivals


Broader (hypernym)competition, contention, rivalry


Narrower (hyponym)battle of wits, bidding contest, popularity contest


English verb: contest

1. contest (communication) to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation


SamplesThey contested the outcome of the race.


Synonymscontend, repugn


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)oppose


Narrower (hyponym)challenge, dispute, gainsay









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