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con·test

 (kŏn′tĕst′)
n.
1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals: England's contest with Spain for domination of the seas.
2. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges: a spelling contest.
v. (kən-tĕst′, kŏn′tĕst′) con·test·ed, con·test·ing, con·tests
v.tr.
1. To compete or strive for; struggle to gain or control: trade routes that were contested by competing cultures.
2. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge: contest a will. See Synonyms at oppose.
3. Sports To defend against (a shot), as in basketball.
v.intr.
To struggle or compete; contend: contested with other bidders for the antique.

[Probably from French conteste, from contester, to dispute, from Old French, to call to witness, from Latin contestārī : com-, com- + testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots.]

con·test′a·ble adj.
con′tes·ta′tion (kŏn′tĕ-stā′shən) n.
con·test′er n.

contest

n
1. a formal game or match in which two or more people, teams, etc, compete and attempt to win
2. a struggle for victory between opposing forces or interests
vb
3. (tr) to try to disprove; call in question
4. (when: intr, foll by with or against) to fight, dispute, or contend (with): contest an election.
[C16: from Latin contestārī to introduce a lawsuit, from testis witness]
conˈtestable adj
conˈtestableness, conˌtestaˈbility n
conˈtestably adv
ˌcontesˈtation n
conˈtester n
conˈtestingly adv

con•test

(n. ˈkɒn tɛst; v. kənˈtɛst)

n.
1. a competition between rivals, as for a prize.
2. struggle for victory or superiority.
3. dispute.
v.t.
4. to struggle or fight for, as in battle.
5. dispute.
6. to call in question; challenge.
7. to contend.
v.i.
8. to dispute; contend.
[1595–1605; < Latin contestāri to call to witness (in a lawsuit) =con- con- + testārī to testify]
con•test′a•ble, adj.
con•test′a•bly, adv.
con•test′er, n.
con•test′ing•ly, adv.
syn: See compete.

contest


Past participle: contested
Gerund: contesting

Imperative
contest
contest
Present
I contest
you contest
he/she/it contests
we contest
you contest
they contest
Preterite
I contested
you contested
he/she/it contested
we contested
you contested
they contested
Present Continuous
I am contesting
you are contesting
he/she/it is contesting
we are contesting
you are contesting
they are contesting
Present Perfect
I have contested
you have contested
he/she/it has contested
we have contested
you have contested
they have contested
Past Continuous
I was contesting
you were contesting
he/she/it was contesting
we were contesting
you were contesting
they were contesting
Past Perfect
I had contested
you had contested
he/she/it had contested
we had contested
you had contested
they had contested
Future
I will contest
you will contest
he/she/it will contest
we will contest
you will contest
they will contest
Future Perfect
I will have contested
you will have contested
he/she/it will have contested
we will have contested
you will have contested
they will have contested
Future Continuous
I will be contesting
you will be contesting
he/she/it will be contesting
we will be contesting
you will be contesting
they will be contesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been contesting
you have been contesting
he/she/it has been contesting
we have been contesting
you have been contesting
they have been contesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been contesting
you will have been contesting
he/she/it will have been contesting
we will have been contesting
you will have been contesting
they will have been contesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been contesting
you had been contesting
he/she/it had been contesting
we had been contesting
you had been contesting
they had been contesting
Conditional
I would contest
you would contest
he/she/it would contest
we would contest
you would contest
they would contest
Past Conditional
I would have contested
you would have contested
he/she/it would have contested
we would have contested
you would have contested
they would have contested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contest - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestantscontest - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
game - a single play of a sport or other contest; "the game lasted two hours"
social event - an event characteristic of persons forming groups
athletic competition, athletic contest, athletics - a contest between athletes
bout - a contest or fight (especially between boxers or wrestlers)
championship - a competition at which a champion is chosen
chicken - a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops
cliffhanger - a contest whose outcome is uncertain up to the very end
dogfight - a fiercely disputed contest; "their rancor dated from a political dogfight between them"; "a real dogfight for third place"; "a prolonged dogfight over their rival bids for the contract"
race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
tournament, tourney - a sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner
playoff - any final competition to determine a championship
series - (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; "the visiting team swept the series"
field trial - a contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving
match - a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete
tournament - a series of jousts between knights contesting for a prize
race - any competition; "the race for the presidency"
spelldown, spelling bee, spelling contest - a contest in which you are eliminated if you fail to spell a word correctly
trial - (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications; "the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"
2.contest - a struggle between rivals
rivalry, competition, contention - the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"
battle of wits - a contest in which intelligence rather than violence is used
bidding contest - a series of competing bids
popularity contest - competition (real or figurative) for popular support
Verb1.contest - to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
oppose - be against; express opposition to; "We oppose the ban on abortion"
challenge, dispute, gainsay - take exception to; "She challenged his claims"

contest

noun
1. competition, game, match, trial, tournament, head-to-head Few contests in the recent history of British boxing have been as thrilling.
2. struggle, fight, battle, debate, conflict, dispute, encounter, controversy, combat, discord, turf war (informal) a bitter contest over who should control the state's future
verb
1. compete in, take part in, fight in, go in for, contend for, vie in He quickly won his party's nomination to contest the elections.
2. oppose, question, challenge, argue, debate, dispute, object to, litigate, call in or into question Your former employer has to reply within 14 days in order to contest the case.

contest

noun
1. A vying with others for victory or supremacy:
2. A trial of skill or ability:
verb
1. To strive against (others) for victory:
2. To take a stand against:
Translations
مُباراه، مُناظَرَه، مُسابَقَهمُسَابَقَة
soutěžzápaszávod
konkurrencestrid
kilpailu
natjecanje
keppni
競争
경연
konkursaskonkurso dalyvisvaržybų dalyvis
sacensība
tekmovanje
tävling
การแข่งขัน
cuộc thi

contest

A. [ˈkɒntest] N (= struggle) → contienda f, lucha f (Boxing, Wrestling) → combate m; (= competition, quiz) → concurso m (Sport) → competición f
beauty contestconcurso m de belleza
a fishing contestuna competición de pesca
B. [kənˈtest] VT [+ argument, will etc] → impugnar, rebatir; [+ election, seat] → presentarse como candidato/a a; [+ legal suit] → defender
I contest your right to do thatpongo en tela de juicio que usted tenga el derecho de hacer eso
the seat was not contestedno hubo disputa por el escaño, en las elecciones se presentó un solo candidato
C. [kənˈtest] VI to contest againstcontender con
they are contesting for a big prizese disputan un premio importante

contest

[ˈkɒntɛst]
n
(= struggle) → combat m, lutte f
(= competition) → concours m talent contest
vt [kənˈtɛst]
(= object to) [+ statement, decision] → contester
(= compete for) [+ election] → disputer; [+ title, competition] → disputer
(LAW) [+ will] → attaquer

contest

n (→ um) → Kampf m; (= competition also)Wettkampf m, → Wettstreit m (geh); (= beauty contest etc)Wettbewerb m; boxing contestBoxkampf m; election contestWahlkampf m; it’s no contestdas ist ein ungleicher Kampf; it was a real contest of skilles kam dabei wirklich aufs Können an
vt
(= fight over)kämpfen um; (= fight against, oppose)kämpfen gegen; (Parl) electionteilnehmen an (+dat); to contest a seat (Parl) → um einen Wahlkreis kämpfen; the seat was not contestedes gab keinen Kampf um den Wahlkreis
(= dispute) statementbestreiten, angreifen; measureangreifen; (Jur) will, right, legal actionanfechten; a contested measureeine umstrittene Maßnahme; to contest somebody’s right to do somethingjdm das Recht streitig machen or jds Recht anfechten, etw zu tun
vikämpfen (for um)

contest

[n ˈkɒntɛst; vb kənˈtɛst]
1. n (struggle) → gara, lotta (Boxing, Wrestling) → incontro; (competition) → gara, concorso
2. vt (dispute, argument) → contestare; (right) → contestare, disputare (Law) → impugnare; (compete for) → contendersi, disputare; (election, seat) → essere in lizza per

contest

(ˈkontest) noun
a struggle, competition etc to gain an advantage or victory. a sporting contest.
conˈtestant noun
a person who takes part in a contest. He is the youngest contestant in the swimming competition.

contest

مُسَابَقَة soutěž konkurrence Wettbewerb διαγωνισμός concurso, contienda kilpailu concours natjecanje gara 競争 경연 wedstrijd konkurranse konkurs competição соревнование tävling การแข่งขัน yarışma cuộc thi 论争
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