contending, present participle; contended, past tense; contends, 3rd person singular present; contended, past participle;
Struggle to surmount (a difficulty or danger)
she had to contend with his uncertain temper
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
Assert something as a position in an argument
he contends that the judge was wrong
maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
argue: have an argument about something
contest: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
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"
compete: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
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"
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.
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
(Contended) When a horse is within striking range, generally within eight lengths of the leaders.
To hold as a belief or assert as fact, especially against scepticism or counter arguments.
This is a word used to characterize the intense pursuit for breakthrough in intercession.