Part of speech:
To contest is to dispute or fight for something.
To engage in or as if in battle.
To dispute is defined as to question the truth of something or to fight for the lead.
To contend with or oppose with violence or in battle.
Of war; of fighting
Provoking or likely to provoke controversy
Producing or tending to produce faction; causing dissension
Disputable at law
Of, engaged in, or inclined to mutiny
Given to, engaging in, or promoting sedition.
Moving rapidly or violently:
A vehement quarrel.
A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
The definition of a controversy is a public disagreement with two sides openly debating.
A melee; a free-for-all.
To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
To avow is defined as to make it known or to admit to it.
To bargain means to discuss the details in a business transaction regarding selling, buying, or exchanging.
To brawl is to become involved in a noisy or violent fight.
To struggle against
To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
Combat means to fight or struggle.
The definition of compete means to be in a contest or rivalry.
To be in or come into opposition; differ.
To fight or contend (with) successfully or on equal terms
To pass over; go from one side to the other of; go across
To debate is defined as to argue about the opposing sides of a subject or to discuss the merits of different arguments and points of view.
To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
To struggle or try to cope (with)
To adhere or conform to; keep:
To oppose is to disapprove of or be against something.
To reason is to think things through, to use logic, or to try to solve a problem with logic.
To take part in a skirmish
To squabble is to argue or fight, especially over something silly.
To move or progress with difficulty:
Tug is defined as to drag or pull hard.
To strive for victory or superiority; contend.
To engage in (a war or campaign, for example).
To transfer the title or ownership of
To let be or do without interference.
(Chess) To withdraw (a piece), as from a dangerous position
To forsake (someone or something that one ought not to leave); abandon
To duel is defined as to fight.
To dispute, argue, contend, attack, etc.
To imitate (a person or thing admired)
(Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
To propose or bring up for discussion or debate
To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
To quibble is defined as to use petty, trivial expressions or arguments when discussing an issue.
(Informal) To engage in a spat, or quarrel
To wrangle is to get something using persuasion, to manage animals on a ranch, or to loudly argue about something.
To argue or fight:
(Intransitive) to enter into an argument, conflict, dispute, or fight
To corroborate or confirm; vouch for:
To state openly a choice, opinion, etc. (for or against)
To state as a determination of fact:
To put forth reasons for or against something, often excitedly
To assume or assert the truth, reality, or necessity of, especially as a basis of an argument:
(Intransitive, equestrianism) to jump over a fence
To cause to feel repugnance; repulse:
(Informal) To use for one's purpose something worn, defective, or intended for another purpose.
Manage is defined as to succeed despite difficulties or to control, influence or take charge.
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