Dictionary Results for contends


1. contend - verb

· maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"

Synonym(s): postulate

Hypernym(s): claim




2. contend - verb

· have an argument about something

Synonym(s): argue, debate, fence

Hypernym(s): converse, discourse




3. contend - verb

· to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"

Synonym(s): contest, repugn

Hypernym(s): oppose




4. contend - verb

· succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

Synonym(s): cope, get_by, make_out, make_do, grapple, deal, manage

Hypernym(s): act, move




5. contend - verb

· compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Synonym(s): compete, vie




6. contend - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): fight, struggle





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