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Synonyms for contestˈkɒn tɛst; kənˈtɛst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contest, competition(noun)

    an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

    Synonyms:
    competition, competitor, contender, rival, rivalry, contention, challenger, contest

  2. contest(verb)

    a struggle between rivals

    Synonyms:
    competition

  3. contest, contend, repugn(verb)

    to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

    Synonyms:
    fence, fight, make do, deal, vie, manage, compete, struggle, debate, argue, repugn, postulate, grapple, contend, cope, make out, get by, contest

Wiktionary

  1. contest(noun)

    Synonyms:
    pageant, competition, combat, fight, debate, battle, discussion, controversy, contend, oppose, call into question, go in for, compete

    Antonyms:
    support

  2. contest(noun)

    to contend

    Synonyms:
    debate, competition, discussion, controversy, pageant, combat, fight, battle, call into question, go in for, contend, oppose, compete

    Antonyms:
    support

  3. contest(noun)

    to call into question; to oppose

    Synonyms:
    debate, competition, battle, fight, discussion, pageant, combat, controversy, contend, call into question, oppose, compete, go in for

    Antonyms:
    support

  4. contest(noun)

    a competition

    Synonyms:
    battle, debate, fight, competition, combat, controversy, pageant, discussion

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contest

    Conflict is a general word which describes opponents, whether individuals or hosts, as dashed together. One continuous conflict between entire armies is a battle. Another battle may be fought upon the same field after a considerable interval; or a new battle may follow immediately, the armies meeting upon a new field. An action is brief and partial; a battle may last for days. Engagement is a somewhat formal expression for battle; as, it was the commander's purpose to avoid a general engagement. A protracted war, including many battles, may be a stubborn contest. Combat, originally a hostile encounter between individuals, is now used also for extensive engagements. A skirmish is between small detachments or scattered troops. An encounter may be either purposed or accidental, between individuals or armed forces. Fight is a word of less dignity than battle; we should not ordinarily speak of Waterloo as a fight, unless where the word is used in the sense of fighting; as, I was in the thick of the fight.

    Synonyms:
    action, affair, battle, bout, combat, conflict, encounter, engagement, fight, passage of arms, skirmish, strife

    Antonyms:
    armistice, concord, peace, suspension of hostilities, truce

    Preposition:
    A battle of giants; battle between armies; a battle for life, against invaders; a battle to the death; the battle of (more rarely at) Marathon.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dispute, controvert, argue, debate, litigate, contend against, call in question

  2. contest(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    strive to hold, struggle to defend

  3. contest(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    contend, strive, struggle, vie, fight, compete, cope

  4. contest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dispute, altercation, debate, controversy, contestation, quarrel, difference, high words, strife of words, war of words

  5. contest(n.)

    Synonyms:
    struggle, battle, conflict, fight, combat, encounter, rencounter, strife in arms

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

competition, competitions, challenge, race, moot, tournament, contests, eurovision, pageant


Translations for contest

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • müsabiqəAzerbaijani
  • споря, конкурс, състезавам се, състезание, спор, оспорвамBulgarian
  • soutěžCzech
  • Wettbewerb, Wettkampf, WettstreitGerman
  • αμφισβητώ, διαγωνισμός, συναγωνισμόςGreek
  • konkursoEsperanto
  • debate, impugnar, competir, competición, oponerse, cuestionar, competencia, concursoSpanish
  • مسابقهPersian
  • kilpailla, vastustaa, kyseenalaistaa, kilpailu, kritisoida, riita, tavoitellaFinnish
  • compétition, concoursFrench
  • התחרה, תחרותHebrew
  • प्रतियोगिताHindi
  • մրցույթArmenian
  • concorsoItalian
  • コンクール, コンテスト, 競争Japanese
  • შეჯიბრიGeorgian
  • tauwhawhaiMāori
  • wedstrijdDutch
  • debatt, konkurranse, diskusjonNorwegian
  • debata, konkurs, spórPolish
  • contestar, contender, competição, concurso, questionarPortuguese
  • întrecere, controversă, competiție, dispută, dezbatereRomanian
  • диспут, соревнование, спор, состязание, конкурсRussian
  • shindano, mashindano, shindanaSwahili
  • చర్చనీయాంశము, పోటీ చేయు, పోటీలు, ఎదిరించుTelugu
  • yarışma, yarış, müsabakaTurkish

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