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See definition of contests on Dictionary.com
  • nouncompetition
  • nounfight, struggle
  • verbargue, challenge
  • verbfight

synonyms for contests

  • challenge
  • discussion
  • game
  • match
  • meeting
  • sport
  • tournament
  • trial
  • meet
  • proving
  • testing
  • trying
  • concours
  • rencounter

antonyms for contests

MOST RELEVANT
  • agreement
  • calm
  • peace
  • quiet
  • stillness
  • tranquility
  • harmony
  • agreement
  • peace
  • tranquility
  • stillness
  • quiet
  • calm
  • accord
  • surrender
  • truce
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How to use contests in a sentence

And have not the religious contests among Christians, and their persecutions and mutilations and burnings cost many more?
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Here the river lies in broad still stretches that afford an ideal place for the contests.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Party spirit ran high; and the contests were among the fiercest and the longest of which there is any record in our history.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
During this year there were various fencing contests held at the Bull in Bishopsgate.
SHAKESPEAREAN PLAYHOUSESJOSEPH QUINCY ADAMS
In consequence of the contests that took place in Sheffield on the subject, up to the year 1818, no rate has existed there since.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
The club has always been noted for its encouragement of yacht racing, and has endeavoured to bring about international contests.
YACHTING VOL. 2VARIOUS.
The king gives rewards for running, and to the victors in the other contests of the pentathla (or five games).
THE GEOGRAPHY OF STRABO, VOLUME III (OF 3)STRABO
Frequent contests of this kind occurred; in one of which, during the first day, I was knocked down.
A NARRATIVE OF THE SHIPWRECK, CAPTIVITY AND SUFFERINGS OF HORACE HOLDEN AND BENJ. H. NUTEHORACE HOLDEN
Thus far Rhode Island has come off with honor in her contests with her neighbors.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
Rome's defeat of Samnium left her without a rival in Italy and ready for contests with her later and greater rivals.
THE TWO GREAT REPUBLICS: ROME AND THE UNITED STATESJAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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