contested


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Related to contested: call for, at least, proud of, swayed

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.

contested

(kənˈtɛstɪd)
adj
causing dispute or argument: a hotly contested issue.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.contested - disputed or made the object of contention or competition; "a contested election"
uncontested - not disputed and not made the object of contention or competition; "uncontested authority"

contested

adjective
References in classic literature ?
A long wooden bridge over the Derwent, the site of which, with one remaining buttress, is still shown to the curious traveller, was furiously contested.
There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.
obviously, payment of the contested liability will also give rise to a deduction.