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KK Pronunciation

〔 kәnˋtєnd 〕


〔 kәnˊtend 〕

Overview of verb contend

The verb contend has 6 senses

  • contend, postulate -- (maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future")

  • argue, contend, debate, fence -- (have an argument about something)

  • contest, contend, repugn -- (to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race")

  • cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage -- (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, vie, contend -- (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others)

  • contend, fight, struggle -- (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")