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contend

verb (v)

  • maintain or assert (verb.communication)
    Synonym: postulate
    Example:
    He contended that Communism had no future.
    source: wordnet30
  • have an argument about something (verb.communication)
    Synonym: argue, debate, fence
    source: wordnet30
  • to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation (verb.communication)
    Synonym: contest, repugn
    source: wordnet30
  • come to terms with (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others (verb.competition)
    Synonym: compete, vie
    source: wordnet30
  • be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight (verb.competition)
    Synonym: fight, struggle
    Example:
    Militant groups are contending for control of the country.
    source: wordnet30
  • To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To struggle for; to contest. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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