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contending, present participle; contended, past tense; contends, 3rd person singular present; contended, past participle;
  1. Struggle to surmount (a difficulty or danger)
    • - she had to contend with his uncertain temper
  2. Engage in a competition or campaign in order to win or achieve (something)
    • - the local team should contend for a division championship
    • - disputes continued between the contending parties
  3. Assert something as a position in an argument
    • - he contends that the judge was wrong

  1. maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
  2. argue: have an argument about something
  3. contest: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
  4. cope: come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
  5. compete: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  6. 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"
  7. Nolo contendere is a legal term that comes from the Latin for "I do not wish to contend." It is also referred to as a plea of no contest.
  8. 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
  9. (Contended) When a horse is within striking range, generally within eight lengths of the leaders.
  10. To hold as a belief or assert as fact, especially against scepticism or counter arguments.
  11. This is a word used to characterize the intense pursuit for breakthrough in intercession.