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Contest

To defend against an adverse claim made in a court by a plaintiff or a prosecutor; to challenge a position asserted in a judicial proceeding, as to contest the probate of a will.

contest

(Competition), noun bout, certamen, challenge, clash, corrivalry, emulation, encounter, game, match, opposition, pitting of strengths, race, rivalry, rivalship, sport, sporting event, struggle, test of endurance, tournament, tourney, trial
Associated concepts: election contest

contest

(Dispute), noun action, altercation, argument, battle, bickering, brawl, challenge, clash, combat, contention, controversion, controversy, debate, difference of opinion, disaccord, disagreement, discord, disharmony, disputation, dispute, dissension, dissent, dissonance, embroilment, encounter, failure to agree, feud, fight, fracas, fray, impugnation, impugnment, inharmony, litigation, monomachy, noncomformity, opposition, oppugnancy, polemics, quarrel, recusancy, resistance, revolt, skirmish, squabble, strained relations, strife, variance, verbal contention, verbal engagement, war, war of words, wrangle
Associated concepts: notice of contest, will contest

contest

verb altercate, argue, battle, call to answer, challenge, combat, conflict, contend, contendere, contravene, controvert, counter, debate, defy, disaffirm, disagree, dispute, fight, gainsay, grapple with, object, oppose, oppugn, quarrel over, question, refuse to accept, refuse to admit, resist, struggle, take exxeption to, traverse, vie with
Associated concepts: contest a will, contest an election, connest an insurance policy, contested case
See also: answer, appeal, argue, argument, battle, bicker, compete, competition, conflict, contend, contention, contravene, contravention, controversy, controvert, cross, debate, disagree, discuss, disown, dispute, embroilment, engage, fight, fray, gainsay, grapple, hearing, impugn, involve, lawsuit, legal proceeding, oppose, opposition, prevent, primary, reply, strife, strive, sue, trial
References in classic literature ?
You must know there are two ways of contesting,[*] the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts; but because the first is frequently not sufficient, it is necessary to have recourse to the second.
And his face and phrases were on the front page of all the newspapers just then, because he was contesting the safe seat of Sir Francis Verner in the great by-election in the west.
The Germans were contesting stubbornly every mile of waterless, thorn-covered ground and clinging desperately to their positions along the railway.