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Definition of "contested" []

  • Debated, controversial (adjective)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of contest. (verb)

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Use "contested" in a sentence
  • "Across the country, polls show Republican candidates leading in contested races by campaigning against the Bush administration's bank bailout, Democrats 'massive economic stimulus package, President Obama's health-care overhaul and other examples of what the GOP terms "runaway spending.""
  • "The nonprofit he advises, Crossroads GPS, has poured tens of millions of dollars into advertisements in contested Senate races around the country, and a new report Thursday suggests it will spend another $50 million on House races in the next three weeks."
  • "For example, last Saturday the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) had a National Day of Action that engaged volunteer-staffed canvasses in contested Congressional Districts across the country."