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What is the opposite of contest?

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Opposite of an event in which people compete, typically for amusement and for a prize
Opposite of a heated conflict or struggle for something
Opposite of a direct confrontation or competition between (usually two) teams or groups
Opposite of an organized competition or activity usually performed for the enjoyment of a mass of people
“Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic engaged in some funny banter during an exhibition that was organized on the eve of The Australian Open.”
Opposite of a contest held to establish someone's, or something's, superiority or supremacy
“A sextet of artists come together in this unique collaboration, which is documented in a limited-edition book.”
Opposite of a contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport
“The mystery room is a complicated puzzle that requires collaborative work to solve.”
Opposite of a call to prove or justify something
“The loyal disciple expressed his acceptance of beliefs expressed within the cult.”
Opposite of the last and deciding game in a sports tournament or other competition
“When was the last time a coach had to warn his players of the danger of complacency in a World Cup qualifier?”
Opposite of to challenge the truth or rightness of
Opposite of to engage in competition to attain a position or prize
Opposite of to sue or bring action against in court
Opposite of to apply oneself to, or start work on, a given task or issue
“We must resist the urge to jump straight into a project without first understanding the value and benefits it will bring to the business.”
Opposite of to bring legal charges against
Opposite of to engage in hostilities or an altercation
“Police officers would often be required to placate the protestors when they turned violent.”
Opposite of to struggle to overcome, eliminate, or prevent
“The network will finally bow to mounting pressure to remove the controversial show from its nightly rotation.”
Opposite of to become involved or associated with
“He would leave politics after realizing that he was a rather unpopular figure.”
Opposite of to engage in competition
“The teams had put aside their rivalries and would work together for a good cause.”
Opposite of to enter or participate in a contest, usually as a political candidate
“An incumbent may decide to forgo the next election when certain conditions are met.”
Opposite of to try to prevent by action or argument
“Sachs's impression from this exchange was that Rania was respectful of others' customs and beliefs but also insistent that they accept the protocols of their new home.”
Opposite of to call into question
“He said that he would back himself to respond after a poor showing.”
Opposite of to express uncertainty
“We do not believe that definitive conclusions can be reached on so obviously inadequate an evidentiary record.”
Opposite of to defy or put up an opposition to
“We do everything possible to ensure that our drivers adhere to the rules of the road, especially speed limits.”
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