Synonyms for contend

Synonyms for (verb) contend

Synonyms: postulate, contend

Definition: maintain or assert

Usage: He contended that Communism had no future

Similar words: claim

Definition: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing

Usage: He claimed that he killed the burglar


Synonyms: fence, argue, contend, debate

Definition: have an argument about something

Similar words: discourse, converse

Definition: carry on a conversation


Synonyms: contend, contest, repugn

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

Usage: They contested the outcome of the race

Similar words: oppose

Definition: be against; express opposition to

Usage: We oppose the ban on abortion


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel