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