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Definitions of contend

  1. have an argument about something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To struggle for; to contest. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To strive in opposition; vie; dispute or debate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To maintain or assert. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To strive: to struggle in emulation or in opposition: to dispute or debate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To strive; quarrel; maintain by debate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To maintain in argument. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To struggle; strive; debate; dispute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To strive; to struggle in opposition; to strive to obtain or to keep; to dispute; to strive to convince. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To strive; to struggle in opposition; to dispute earnestly; to debate; to strive to obtain; to quarrel. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. kon-tend', v.i. to strive: to struggle in emulation or in opposition: to dispute or debate (with against, for, with, about): to urge one's course.--ns. CONTEND'ENT, CONTEND'ER, one who contends.--p.adj. CONTEND'ING, striving.--n. CONTEN'TION, a violent straining after any object: strife: debate.--adj. CONTEN'TIOUS, quarrelsome.--adv. CONTEN'TIOUSLY.--n. CONTEN'TIOUSNESS. [L. contend[)e]re, -tentum--con, with, tend[)e]re, to stretch.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Strive, fight, (with person for thing); struggle with (feelings, natural forces); compete, be in rivalry, as contending passions; argue (with); (trans.) maintain (that). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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