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If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.Katherine Mansfield
- (RP): /ˈkɒntɛst/, /"kQntEst/
- (US): kŏn'tĕst, /ˈkɑntɛst/, /"kAntEst/
- (verb) kəntĕst', /kənˈtɛst/, /k@n"tEst/
- Rhymes: -ɛst
- (uncountable) controversy; debate
- no contest
- (uncountable) struggle for superiority; combat
- (countable) a competition
- The child entered the spelling contest.
- (controversy): controversy, debate, discussion
- (combat): battle, combat, fight
- (competition): competition, pageant
Terms derived from the noun "contest"
Third person singular
- (intransitive) to contend
- I will contest for the open seat on the board.
- (transitive) to call into question; to oppose
- The rival contested the dictator's re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.
- (oppose): support
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