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Verb: contend  kun'tend
  1. Maintain or assert
    "He contended that Communism had no future";
    - postulate
     
  2. Have an argument about something
    - argue, debate, fence
     
  3. To make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
    "They contended the outcome of the race";
    - contest, repugn
     
  4. Succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available
    - cope, get by, make do, grapple, deal, manage
     
  5. Seek or strive for the same thing as someone else; engage in a contest
    "Iran also faces Japan as they contend for the Asian seat";
    - compete, vie

Derived forms: contends, contending, contended

Type of: act, claim, converse, discourse, move, oppose

Encyclopedia: Contend