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Definition of contest
an event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport, activity, or particular quality:a gigantic air rifle shooting contest a beauty contest a competition for a political position:the presidential contest a dispute or conflict:a contest between traditional and liberal views
1engage in competition to attain (a position of power):she declared her intention to contest the presidency take part in (a competition or election):a coalition was formed to contest the presidential elections 2oppose (an action, decision, or theory) as mistaken or wrong:the former chairman contests his dismissal engage in dispute about:the issues have been hotly contested
1another term for nolo contendere.he pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor counts 2a competition, comparison, or choice of which the outcome is a foregone conclusion:when the two teams faced each other it was no contest a decision by the referee to declare a boxing match invalid on the grounds that one or both of the boxers are not making serious efforts.