Broil vs Contest - What's the difference?

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Broil is a synonym of contest.


In lang=en terms the difference between broil and contest

is that broil is (obsolete) to brawl while contest is to strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend.

As verbs the difference between broil and contest

is that broil is to cook by direct, radiant heat or broil can be to cause a rowdy disturbance; embroil while contest is to contend.

As nouns the difference between broil and contest

is that broil is food prepared by broiling or broil can be (archaic) a brawl; a rowdy disturbance while contest is (uncountable) controversy; debate.

broil

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) broillen, . (etyl) .

Verb

(en verb)
  • To cook by direct, radiant heat.
  • To expose to great heat.
  • To be exposed to great heat.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Food prepared by broiling.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to cause a rowdy disturbance; embroil
  • (obsolete) to brawl
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (archaic) A brawl; a rowdy disturbance.
  • * 1819 , , Otho the Great , Act I, verses 1-2
  • So, I am safe emerged from these broils ! / Amid the wreck of thousands I am whole
  • * Burke
  • I will own that there is a haughtiness and fierceness in human nature which will which will cause innumerable broils , place men in what situation you please.
  • * 1840 , Robert Chambers, ?William Chambers, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal (volume 8, page 382)
  • Since the provinces declared their independence, broils and squabblings of one sort and another have greatly retarded the advancement which they might otherwise have made.

    Anagrams

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    contest

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) Controversy; debate.
  • no contest
  • (uncountable) Struggle for superiority; combat.
  • (countable) A competition.
  • The child entered the spelling contest .

    Synonyms

    * (controversy) controversy, debate, discussion * (combat) battle, combat, fight * (competition) competition, pageant

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the noun "contest") * contest shape * fashion contest * no contest * pissing contest * popularity contest * wet t-shirt contest * will contest

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To contend.
  • I will contest for the open seat on the board.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Of man, who dares in pomp with Jove contest ?
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • The difficulty of an argument adds to the pleasure of contesting with it, when there are hopes of victory.
  • To call into question; to oppose.
  • The rival contested the dictator's re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.
  • * J. D. Morell
  • Few philosophical aphorisms have been more frequently repeated, few more contested than this.
  • To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend.
  • The troops contested every inch of ground.
  • (legal) To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist, as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.
  • Synonyms

    * (contend) compete, contend, go in for * (oppose) call into question, oppose

    Antonyms

    * (oppose) support