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Definition of contend:

  1. To strive; to struggle in opposition; to strive to obtain or to keep; to dispute; to strive to convince.

Common misspellings for contend:

condend, contence.


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This graph shows how "contend" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for contend:

  1. Would he have the Arab to contend with too? – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  2. I returned to the party halted in the scrub, and conducted it through an opening I had found, to the plain, and across it, in a N. W. direction; where, after passing through some open forest, we had again to contend with brigalow. – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  3. The more a people value their prince, the more willing are they to contend in his favour. – An History of Birmingham (1783) by William Hutton

Quotes for contend:

  1. I contend that, in spite of all that might be said about Watergate, Richard Nixon was good for the poor people of America.
  2. When people contend for their liberty they seldom get anything for their victory, but new masters.
  3. It is useless to contend with the irresistible power of Time, which goes on continually creating by a process of constant destruction.
  4. At times those skills were really hard to do because not only was I having to contend with the camera, but I was having to learn these new skills and the ball was always kind of doing what you didn't want it to do. So it got a little bit frustrating at times but we got there.
  5. The real evil with which we have to contend is not the physical evil of the Famine, but the moral evil of the selfish, perverse and turbulent character of the people.