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English definition of “contest”

contest

verb [T] (ATTEMPT)    /kənˈtest/
to attempt to win an election or to get power or control: She stands a good chance, since only two people are contesting the seat and the other candidate is very unpopular.ElectionsCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of contest verb (ATTEMPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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