Definition of Contest:

  1. Promotional scheme in which (unlike in a sweepstake) participants compete for prizes by accomplishing something that requires skill. Although (unlike in a lottery) no fee is charged for participating in a contest, a certain number of proof-of-purchase tokens (such as bottle caps or empty packages) are often required to accompany each entry.

  2. An event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport, activity, or particular quality.

  3. Engage in competition to attain (a position of power).

  4. Oppose (an action, decision, or theory) as mistaken or wrong.

Synonyms of Contest

Oppose, Object to, Challenge, Dispute, Take a stand against, Resist, Defy, Strive against, Struggle against, Take issue with, Kilkenny cats, Olympic games, Olympics, Abjure, Action, Altercation, Antagonize, Argue, Argufy, Argument, Assert the contrary, Awake a doubt, Bandy words, Battle, Be contrary to, Be diffident, Be doubtful, Be dubious, Be skeptical, Be uncertain, Beat against, Beat up against, Belie, Bicker, Bicker over, Bickering, Bout, Box, Brawl, Breast the wave, Broil, Brush, Buck, Buffet, Buffet the waves, Call in question, Call into question, Cat-and-dog life, Cavil, Challenge, Championship, Choplogic, Clash, Close, Close with, Collide, Combat, Come to blows, Compete with, Competition, Concours, Conflict, Confute, Contend, Contend about, Contend against, Contention, Contentiousness, Contestation, Contradict, Contravene, Controversy, Controvert, Counter, Cross, Cross swords, Cut and thrust, Debate, Decathlon, Deny, Derby, Disaffirm, Disallow, Disavow, Discept, Disclaim, Disown, Disprove, Disputation, Dispute, Distrust, Double-header, Doubles, Doubt, Duel, Emulation, Encounter, Engagement, Enmity, Event, Exchange blows, Fence, Feud, Fight, Fight a duel, Fight against, Fight over, Fighting, Forswear, Foursome, Gainsay, Game, Games, Games of chance, Give and take, Give satisfaction, Go, Grapple, Grapple with, Greet with skepticism, Gymkhana, Half believe, Harbor suspicions, Hassle, Have it out, Have reservations, Hostility, Impugn, Join battle with, Join issue, Join issue upon, Jostle, Joust, Labor against, Litigation, Lock horns, Logomachize, Logomachy, Match, Matching, Meet, Meeting, Militate against, Misgive, Mistrust, Mix it up, Moot, Negate, Not accept, Not admit, Nullify, Object to, Offer resistance, Oppose, Oppugn, Paper war, Pentathlon, Pettifog, Play, Play-off, Plead, Polemic, Polemicize, Polemize, Proving, Quarrel, Quarrel over, Quarreling, Quarrelsomeness, Query, Question, Quibble, Race, Raise a question, Rally, Rassle, Rebut, Recant, Refuse to admit, Refute, Reject, Reluct, Reluctate, Rencontre, Renounce, Repudiate, Retract, Revoke, Riot, Rival, Rivalry, Run a tilt, Runoff, Scramble, Scrapping, Scruple, Scuffle, Singles, Skirmish, Smell a rat, Spar, Sport, Squabble over, Squabbling, Stem the tide, Strife, Strive, Strive against, Striving, Struggle, Struggle against, Suspect, Take back, Take issue with, Take on, Take sides, Test, Testing, Thrash out, Threesome, Throw doubt upon, Thrust and parry, Tilt, Tournament, Tourney, Traverse, Treat with reserve, Trial, Try conclusions, Trying, Tug-of-war, Tussle, Twosome, Vie with, Wage war, War, War of words, Warfare, Words, Wrangle, Wrangle over, Wrangling, Wrestle, Compete for, Contend for, Vie for, Challenge for, Fight for, Fight over, Battle for, Struggle for, Tussle for, Competition, Match, Tournament, Game, Meet

How to use Contest in a sentence?

  1. A beauty contest.
  2. She declared her intention to contest the presidency.
  3. The former chairman contests his dismissal.

Meaning of Contest & Contest Definition