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contests

noun
plural of contest

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 an earnest effort for superiority or victory over another
  • the eternal contest between the forces of good and the forces of evil

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2 a competitive encounter between individuals or groups carried on for amusement, exercise, or in pursuit of a prize
  • a contest for the gold medal in diving

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3 a physical dispute between opposing individuals or groups
  • what mighty contests have been waged on trivial matters

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contests

verb
present tense third-person singular of contest

Synonyms & Antonyms of contests (Entry 2 of 2)

to demand proof of the truth or rightness of
  • vowed to contest the claim in court

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“Contests.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contests. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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