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English noun: contest

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


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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