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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. contendĕre, -tentum—con, with, tendĕre, to stretch.]
To manage or deal with something.
They received the news and ouf family said we would support them as they had a lot to contend with.
The numerical value of contend in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of contend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.
With stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
We slew the goliath of raciism,but, we now must contend with his offspring.
Marriage must incessantly contend with a monster that devours everything familiarity.
Suddenly we had people with thousands of acres while others had to contend with a few hundred or less.
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Translations for contend
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- боря се, състезавам се, съпернича, сражавам се, споряBulgarian
- contender, sostenerSpanish
- ستیزه کردنPersian
- taistella, riidellä, kamppailla, väitellä, kiistelläFinnish
- tauwhāinga, tauwhawhai, kairapurapu, kairapuMāori
- бороться, спорить, соперничатьRussian
- strida, kämpaSwedish
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