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  Definition of Contend
  1. maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
  2. have an argument about something
  3. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
  4. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  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"
Similar Words: postulate, argue, debate, fence, contest, repugn, compete, vie, cope, get by, make out, make do, grapple, deal, manage

 

Hyponyms: stickle, spar, quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabble, quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate, oppose, challenge, gainsay, try for, go for, play, run off, race, run, rival, emulate, equal, touch, match, improvise, extemporize, fend, hack, cut, scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, rub along, meet, cope with

 

Entailments: disagree, differ, dissent, take issue

 

Derivational Morphology: contention, argument, argumentation, debate, controversy, contestation, disputation, disceptation, tilt, arguing, debater, arguer, incompatibility, mutual exclusiveness, inconsistency, repugnance, contest, contestee, contester, competition, rivalry, rival, challenger, competitor, contender, braving, confronting, coping with, grappling, tackling

 

 
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