Contesting



[noun kon-test; verb kuh n-test] /noun ˈkɒn tɛst; verb kənˈtɛst/

noun
1.
a race, conflict, or other competition between rivals, as for a prize.
2.
struggle for victory or superiority.
3.
strife in argument; dispute; controversy:
Their marriage was marred by perpetual contest.
verb (used with object)
4.
to struggle or fight for, as in battle.
5.
to argue against; dispute:
to contest a controversial question; to contest a will.
6.
to call in question:
They contested his right to speak.
7.
to contend for in rivalry.
verb (used without object)
8.
to dispute; contend; compete.
noun (ˈkɒntɛst)
1.
a formal game or match in which two or more people, teams, etc, compete and attempt to win
2.
a struggle for victory between opposing forces or interests
verb (kənˈtɛst)
3.
(transitive) to try to disprove; call in question
4.
when intr, foll by with or against. to fight, dispute, or contend (with): contest an election
v.

c.1600, from French contester “dispute, oppose,” from Middle French, from Latin contestari (litem) “to call to witness, bring action,” from com- “together” (see com-) + testari “to bear witness,” from testis “a witness,” (see testament). Calling witnesses as the first step in a legal combat. Related: Contestable; contested; contesting.
n.

1640s, from contest (v.).

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