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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
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Ozio Media will begin running the contests on a monthly basis starting in September of 2013 and each month the prizes to be given away will be different items.
Unfortunately, too few small business owners tap into the contests and potential awards arena.
In 2003, Dawes a professor of English and distinguished poet in residence at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, realized that the state where he has lived since 1992 had no major poetry contests Few viable mechanisms existed for connecting poets with other poets, for providing them with venues for reading and publication, for fostering communities of people who appreciate poets and poetry.
Hosted by Hawk Clothing and Adio shoes, Brian Schaefer and the SPOT crew were there to put the contest on and, as always, did a killer job.
The addition of the subject-based contests will best meet the objective of showcasing student research at a conference that exemplifies research in that sub-area of computer science.
To market their goods or services, businesses sometimes hold promotional contests.
If (1) the taxpayer contests an asserted liability, 2) the taxpayer transfers money or other property to provide for the satisfaction of the asserted liability, (3) the contest with respect to the asserted liability exists after the time of the transfer, and 4) but for the fact the asserted liability is contested, a deduction would be allowed for the tax year of the transfer (or an earlier tax year) subject to certain exceptions, the deduction will be allowed for the tax year of the transfer.
Worman, a veteran telemarketing manager who recently published a collection of 79 successfully-tested contests, insists that contests are an essential motivational tool for telephone sales reps (TSRs).
Food will help spread contest news, both encouraging people to enter, or try a great recipe from past contests," said Maggie Harris, director of promotion marketing at General Mills.
today, includes exhibitions by the country's top street racers but also allows local youths to participate in races and competitions, including best of show, burnout contests, neon light competitions, horsepower contests, loudest vehicle competitions and best stereo contests.
com, a new Internet game site where registered contestants can enter skill-based contests for a fee and then compete to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes that are awarded to winners.
Westlake came close to sweeping the pregame contests at the Daily News Invitational, but Kennedy of Granada Hills left the Warriors settling for a split.