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Definition of Contest


  1. To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.
  2. To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.
  3. To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.
  4. To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with.
  5. Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation.
  6. Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter.
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Contest Translations

contest in Afrikaans is kompetisie, wedstryd
contest in Dutch is match, wedstrijd, concours
contest in French is concours, renauder
contest in German is anfechten, Wettkampf, Wettkampf, Wettbewerb
contest in Italian is contestare
contest in Latin is certamen
contest in Spanish is controvertir, concurso, protestar