(v.) < Latin contestāri
to call to witness (in a lawsuit), equivalent to con- con-
, derivative of testis
witness; (noun) derivative of the v., or < French conteste
contestable, adjectivecontestableness, nouncontestably, adverbcontester, nouncontestingly, adverbprecontest, verb (used with object)precontest, nounrecontest, verbsubcontest, nounsupercontest, nounsupercontest, verb (used with object)uncontestable, adjectiveuncontestably, adverbuncontested, adjectiveuncontestedly, adverbwell-contested, adjective
Can be confused
contention, rivalry, match, tournament, tourney, game. 2.
battle, encounter. See fight
debate, polemic, altercation. 4.
controvert, oppose. 6.
strive, compete, vie.