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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A fight, struggle, or competition.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A fight, struggle, or competition. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To say formally that you do not accept something or do not agree with it.

Usage examples (41)
  • The presidency is more than a popularity contest.
  • Noun : Their marriage was marred by perpetual contest
  • Verb (used with object) : to contest a controversial question; to contest a will. ,They contested his right to speak
  • The winner of the title contest is the excellent Fabio Rojas. for more
Tutoring comment
  • You would not understand about this "contest" (a competition) unless you knew the "context" (the conditions or environments that surround an event) in which it developed.
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