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Etymology

From Old French contestere, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] contestor (to call to witness)

Pronunciation

  • (noun)
    • (RP): /ˈkɒntɛst/, /"kQntEst/
    • (US): kŏn'tĕst, /ˈkɑntɛst/, /"kAntEst/
  • (verb) kəntĕst', /kənˈtɛst/, /k@n"tEst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

Noun

Singular
contest

Plural
s

contest (s)
  1. (uncountable) controversy; debate
    no contest
  2. (uncountable) struggle for superiority; combat
  3. (countable) a competition
    The child entered the spelling contest.

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Verb

Infinitive
to contest

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to contest (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) to contend
    I will contest for the open seat on the board.
  2. (transitive) to call into question; to oppose
    The rival contested the dictator's re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.

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