What is the opposite of contest?

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Noun
Opposite of an event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport or other activity, or in a quality
Noun
Opposite of a dispute or conflict
Noun
Opposite of an organized competition or activity usually performed for the enjoyment of a mass of people
“Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic engaged in some funny banter during an exhibition that was organized on the eve of The Australian Open.”
Noun
Opposite of a contest held to establish someone's, or something's, superiority or supremacy
“A sextet of artists come together in this unique collaboration, which is documented in a limited-edition book.”
Noun
Opposite of a contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport
“The mystery room is a complicated puzzle that requires collaborative work to solve.”
Noun
Opposite of a state of armed conflict between different countries or different groups within a country
“The brief period of peace in Europe allowed Napoleon to focus on the French colonies abroad.”
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Opposite of a call to prove or justify something
“The loyal disciple expressed his acceptance of beliefs expressed within the cult.”
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Opposite of a direct confrontation or competition between (usually two) teams or groups
Noun
Opposite of the last and deciding game in a sports tournament or other competition
“When was the last time a coach had to warn his players of the danger of complacency in a World Cup qualifier?”
Verb
Opposite of to challenge the truth or rightness of
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Opposite of to engage in competition to attain (a position of power)
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Opposite of to oppose, dispute or argue against something
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Opposite of to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We must resist the urge to jump straight into a project without first understanding the value and benefits it will bring to the business.”
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Opposite of to analyze or argue against a claim or piece of information
“Many in his field generally agree with his theory.”
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Opposite of to engage in an altercation
“Police officers would often be required to placate the protestors when they turned violent.”
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Opposite of to struggle to overcome, eliminate, or prevent
“The network will finally bow to mounting pressure to remove the controversial show from its nightly rotation.”
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Opposite of to become involved or associated with
“He would leave politics after realizing that he was a rather unpopular figure.”
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Opposite of to engage in competition
“The teams had put aside their rivalries and would work together for a good cause.”
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Opposite of to enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
“An incumbent may decide to forgo the next election when certain conditions are met.”
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Opposite of to call into question
“He said that he would back himself to respond after a poor showing.”
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Opposite of to express uncertainty
“We do not believe that definitive conclusions can be reached on so obviously inadequate an evidentiary record.”
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Opposite of to defy or put up an opposition to
“We do everything possible to ensure that our drivers adhere to the rules of the road, especially speed limits.”
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