Synonyms: competition, contest, match, game
competition: an event in which several teams or people compete with each other
Example: He won first prize in the photography competition.
contest: any event or situation in which people compete with each other
a beauty contest.
Example: There are three senior politicians in this leadership
match: a single occasion when two teams or players compete with each other in a
Example: We watched the football match on TV. He won the last two tennis
matches he played.
game: an activity in which people compete with each other using skill, strength
Example: She’s not very good at games like chess. I enjoy a game of cards.