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Found 4 items, similar to contest.
English → Indonesian (Kamus Landak) Definition: contest kontes
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: contest mengadu, peraduan, pertandingan, pertengkaran
English → English (WordNet) Definition: contest contest n 1: an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants [syn: competition] 2: a struggle between rivals v : to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; “They contested the outcome of the race” [syn: contend, repugn]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Contest Contest \Con"test\, n. 1. Earnest dispute; strife in argument; controversy; debate; altercation. [1913 Webster] Leave all noisy contests, all immodest clamors and brawling language. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Earnest struggle for superiority, victory, defense, etc.; competition; emulation; strife in arms; conflict; combat; encounter. [1913 Webster] The late battle had, in effect, been a contest between one usurper and another. --Hallam. [1913 Webster] It was fully expected that the contest there would be long and fierce. --Macaulay. Syn: Conflict; combat; battle; encounter; shock; struggle; dispute; altercation; debate; controvesy; difference; disagreement; strife. Usage: Contest, Conflict, Combat, Encounter. Contest is the broadest term, and had originally no reference to actual fighting. It was, on the contrary, a legal term signifying to call witnesses, and hence came to denote first a struggle in argument, and then a struggle for some common object between opposing parties, usually one of considerable duration, and implying successive stages or acts. Conflict denotes literally a close personal engagement, in which sense it is applied to actual fighting. It is, however, more commonly used in a figurative sense to denote strenuous or direct opposition; as, a mental conflict; conflicting interests or passions; a conflict of laws. An encounter is a direct meeting face to face. Usually it is a hostile meeting, and is then very nearly coincident with conflict; as, an encounter of opposing hosts. Sometimes it is used in a looser sense; as, “this keen encounter of our wits.” --Shak. Combat is commonly applied to actual fighting, but may be used figuratively in reference to a strife or words or a struggle of feeling. [1913 Webster] Contest \Con*test"\, v. i. To engage in contention, or emulation; to contend; to strive; to vie; to emulate; -- followed usually by with. [1913 Webster] The difficulty of an argument adds to the pleasure of contesting with it, when there are hopes of victory. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] Of man, who dares in pomp with Jove contest? --Pope. [1913 Webster] Contest \Con*test"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Contested; p. pr. & vb. n. Contesting.] [F. contester, fr. L. contestari to call to witness, contestari litem to introduce a lawsuit by calling witnesses, to bring an action; con- + testari to be a witness, testic witness. See Testify.] 1. To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute. [1913 Webster] The people . . . contested not what was done. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Few philosophical aphorisms have been more frequenty repeated, few more contested than this. --J. D. Morell. [1913 Webster] 2. To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] To contest an election. (Polit.) (a) To strive to be elected. (b) To dispute the declared result of an election. Syn: To dispute; controvert; debate; litigate; oppose; argue; contend. [1913 Webster]


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