1 maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future" [syn: postulate]
3 to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race" [syn: contest, repugn]
5 come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day" [syn: cope, get by, make out, make do, grapple, deal, manage]
- 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
- The question which our author would contend for - many things he fiercely contended about were trivial.
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