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Contest

Con`test´
v. t.1.To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.
[imp. & p. p. Contested; p. pr. & vb. n. Contesting.]
The people . . . contested not what was done.
- Locke.
2.To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.
3.(Law) To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.
To contest an election
a - (Polit.) To strive to be elected.
b - To dispute the declared result of an election.
v. i.1.To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; - followed usually by with.
Of man, who dares in pomp with Jove contest?
- Pope.
n.1.Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation.
2.Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter.
Noun1.contest - an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants
Synonyms: competition
2.contest - a struggle between rivals
Verb1.contest - to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
Synonyms: repugn, contend
To dream that you enter or are in a contest, indicates the need to prove you as worthy and deserving. If you win the contest, then it represents your self-confidence, pride, and/or conceit. If you lose the contest, then it indicates a lack of self-esteem. You may not be fully applying yourself to the task at hand.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, concours, conflict, confute, contend, contend about, contend against, contention, contentiousness, contestation, contradict, contravene, controversy, controvert, counter, cross, cross swords, cut and thrust, decathlon, deny, derby, disaffirm, disallow, disavow, discept, disclaim, disown, disprove, disputation, 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, oppugn, paper war, pentathlon, pettifog, play, play-off, plead, polemic, polemicize, polemize, proving, 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, 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
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