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Noun
An event in which people compete, typically for amusement and for a prize
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“I won a baking contest very similar to this contest many years ago. I entered my own original recipe for Magic AppleMeister Cookie Bars, and I won!”
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A heated conflict or struggle for something
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“Golding and Schenk are locked in an increasingly hot and bitter contest for a seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors.”
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A legal lawsuit
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A call to prove or justify something
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Competition
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Resistance or dissent, expressed in action or argument
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The sport of competing in track and field events, including running races and various competitions in jumping and throwing
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A test of knowledge, especially as a competition between individuals or teams as a form of entertainment
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To challenge the truth or rightness of
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“The violator is then given an opportunity to respond, defend the content in question, and contest the size of the fine.”
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To argue or engage in a dispute about
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“There remain the most basic unanswered questions about why nations contest the issues they contest and why they even care about them.”
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To engage in competition to attain a position or prize
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“He said at no time did he campaign for the position from any association and saw no need to get disappointed because he was just asked to contest the position.”
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To contend or be involved in a competitive event
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“He quickly won his party's nomination to contest the elections.”
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To defy or put up an opposition to
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To engage in a competition or contest
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To apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
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To enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
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To go to law
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Invite to do battle
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To work in an organized and active way towards a particular goal
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To call on in support of an earnest request
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