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Another word for contest

  1. A vying with others for victory or supremacy

      1. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
      2. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
      3. A state of disharmony or conflict; strife:
      1. A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
      2. The period of such conflict.
      3. The techniques and procedures of war; military science.
      1. A contest of strength in which two teams tug on opposite ends of a rope, each trying to pull the other across a dividing line.
      2. A struggle for supremacy:
      1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
      2. To be strenuously engaged with a problem, task, or undertaking:
      3. To have difficulty or make a strenuous effort doing something:
      1. Heated, often violent conflict or disagreement.
      2. A conflict or quarrel:
      3. Contention or competition between rivals.
      1. The act of competing or emulating.
      2. The state or condition of being a rival.
      1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
      2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution:
      3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
      1. joint rivalry
      2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
      1. The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry.
      2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
      3. Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market.
      1. An encounter between opposing forces:
      2. Armed fighting; combat:
      3. A match between two combatants:
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  2. A trial of skill or ability

      1. To come into the presence of by chance or arrangement:
      2. To come into the company of:
      3. To be introduced to; make the acquaintance of:
      1. The act of competing, as for profit or a prize; rivalry.
      2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
      3. Rivalry between two or more businesses striving for the same customer or market.
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  1. To strive against (others) for victory

      1. To strive for victory or superiority; contend.
      2. To offer in competition; match.
      3. To wager or bet.
      1. One who attempts to equal or surpass another, or who pursues the same object as another; a competitor.
      2. One that equals or almost equals another in a particular respect:
      3. A companion or an associate in a particular duty.
      1. To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation:
      2. To compete with successfully; approach or attain equality with.
      3. To imitate the function of (another system), as by modifications to hardware or software that allow the imitating system to accept the same data, execute the same programs, and achieve the same results as the imitated system.
      1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
      2. To strive in competition, as in a race; vie:
      3. To strive in controversy or debate; dispute.
      1. To strive against another or others to attain a goal, such as an advantage or victory.
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  2. To take a stand against

      1. To travel or pass across, over, or through:
      2. To move to and fro over; cross and recross:
      3. To go up, down, or across (a slope) diagonally, as in skiing.
      1. To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop:
      2. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
      3. To remain unaltered, undamaged, or unaffected by; withstand:
      1. To be or act in contention or conflict with:
      2. To be hostile or resistant to; try to prevent:
      3. To set as an opposite in position:
      1. To argue about; debate:
      2. To argue or debate with (someone).
      3. To question the truth or validity of; doubt:
      1. A call to engage in a contest, fight, or competition:
      2. An act or statement of defiance; a call to confrontation:
      3. A demand for explanation or justification; a calling into question:
      1. A male deer.
      2. The male of various other mammals, such as antelopes, kangaroos, mice, or rabbits.
      3. Antelope considered as a group:
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Another word for contest

  1. A competition

      1. An activity providing entertainment or amusement; a pastime:
      2. A competitive activity or sport in which players contend with each other according to a set of rules:
      3. A single instance of such an activity:
      1. One that is exactly like another or a counterpart to another:
      2. One that is like another in one or more specified qualities:
      3. One that is able to compete equally with another:
      1. A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
      2. An instance of such a proceeding:
      3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
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  2. A conflict

  1. To oppose

  2. To fight