Synonyms of contest in English:

contest


See definition of contest

noun

1‘a boxing contest’

SYNONYMS

competition, match, tournament, game, meet

event, trial, bout, heat, fixture, tie, race

2‘a leadership contest’

SYNONYMS

struggle, conflict, confrontation, collision, clash, battle, fight, combat, tussle, skirmish, duel, race


verb

1‘he made known his intention to contest the seat’

SYNONYMS

compete for, contend for, vie for, challenge for, fight for, fight over, battle for, struggle for, tussle for

try to win, try for, go for, throw one's hat in the ring

2‘the elections were contested by fifteen parties’

SYNONYMS

compete in, contend in, fight in, battle in, enter, take part in, be a competitor in, participate in, put one's name down for, go in for

3‘we contested the decision vigorously’

SYNONYMS

oppose, object to, challenge, dispute, take a stand against, resist, defy, strive against, struggle against, take issue with

question, call into question, doubt

litigate

ANTONYMS

agree with

4‘those conclusions which are not based on published research need to be contested’

SYNONYMS

debate, argue about, dispute, quarrel over