Definitions for contendkənˈtɛnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to struggle or vie in opposition or rivalry; compete:
to contend for first prize.
to strive in debate; dispute.
(v.t.)to assert or maintain earnestly:
She contended that taxes were too high.
* Syn: See compete.
Origin of contend:
1400–50; late ME < AF contendre < L contendere to compete, strive, draw tight =con-con - +tendere to stretch
maintain or assert
"He contended that Communism had no future"
argue, contend, debate, fence(verb)
have an argument about something
contest, contend, repugn(verb)
to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
"They contested the outcome of the race"
cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage(verb)
come to terms with
"We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
compete, vie, contend(verb)
compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
contend, fight, struggle(verb)
be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
"the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
to strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
For never two such kingdoms did contend without much fall of blood.
to struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.
You sit above, and see vain men below contend for what you only can bestow.
to strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue.
The question which our author would contend for - many things he fiercely contended about were trivial.
Origin: From contendere, from com- + tendere; see tend, and compare attend, extend, intend, subtend.
to strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight
to struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend
to strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue
to struggle for; to contest
Translations for contend
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(usually with with ) to struggle against.
- worstel, stryAfrikaans
- يُكافِح، يُقاوِم، يُنافِسArabic
- боря сеBulgarian
- lutarPortuguese (BR)
- zápolit (s)Czech
- slås med; kæmpe medDanish
- مبارزه کردن؛ جنگیدنFarsi
- lutter (contre)French
- विवाद करनाHindi
- boriti seCroatian
- berjast (við)Icelandic
- contendere, combattereItalian
- kovoti, varžytisLithuanian
- kjempe mot, slåss, være stridbarNorwegian
- walczyć, rywalizowaćPolish
- مبارزه کردن؛ جنگیدنPersian
- مجادله كول، مشاجره كول، مخالفت كېدل: سيال كيدل، كېدل، سيالى كولPashto
- a (se) lupta (împotriva)Romanian
- бороться (с)Russian
- boriti se (proti)Slovenian
- boriti seSerbian
- strida (kämpa) motSwedish
- uğraşmak, mücadele etmekTurkish
- 搏鬥，辛苦競爭Chinese (Trad.)
- суперничати, змагатисяUkrainian
- جد وجهد كرنا، مقابلہ كرناUrdu
- đấu tranh vớiVietnamese
- 搏斗，斗争Chinese (Simp.)
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