Definitions for contend

Definitions for (verb) contend

Main entry: postulate, contend

Definition: maintain or assert

Usage: He contended that Communism had no future

Main entry: fence, argue, contend, debate

Definition: have an argument about something

Main entry: contend, contest, repugn

Definition: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

Usage: They contested the outcome of the race

Main entry: contend, vie, compete

Definition: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Main entry: fight, contend, struggle

Definition: be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

Usage: the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country

Main entry: deal, contend, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by

Definition: come to terms with

Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

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