contend definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To strive in resistance or against difficulties; fight: armies contending for control of strategic territory; had to cope with long outlines at airport.
    • To contend, as in a race; vie.
    • To strive in conflict or discussion; dispute. See Synonyms at discuss.
    • To aim in resistance; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
    • To struggle or use an individual's self to have or retain control of, or even safeguard.
    • To strive in debate; to take part in conversation; to dispute; to argue.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to keep or assert: The defense contended your research ended up being inadmissible.
    • To struggle for; to contest.
  • verb:
    • to aim in resistance; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
    • to struggle or exert one's self to get or keep control of, or to guard.
    • to try in discussion; to take part in conversation; to dispute; to argue.
    • comprehend
    • to make the subject of dispute, assertion, or litigation
    • have a disagreement about something
    • compete for anything; engage in a contest; measure oneself against other people
    • be involved with a fight; continue a fight
    • protect or assert
  • others:
    • To strive; challenge in opposition or emulation: utilized positively, or with against or with.
    • To endeavor; use serious attempts, as for the function of getting, defending, preserving, etc.: often with for before the item striven after.
    • To dispute earnestly; strive in discussion; wrangle: as, the events contend about trifles.
    • To dispute; contest.
    • To assert; affirm; maintain: as, I contend the thing is impossible.

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