HyperDic: contend

English > 6 senses of the word contend:
VERBcommunicationcontend, postulatemaintain or assert
communicationcontend, argue, debate, fencehave an argument about something
communicationcontend, contest, repugnto make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
socialcontend, cope, get by, make out, make do, grapple, deal, managecome to terms with
competitioncontend, compete, viecompete for something
competitioncontend, fight, strugglebe engaged in a fight
contend > pronunciation
Soundskahnteh'nd
Rhymesamend ... wend: 48 rhymes with ehnd...
English > contend: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningMaintain or assert.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"He contended that Communism had no future"
Synonympostulate
Broaderclaimassert or affirm strongly
Nounscontentiona point asserted as part of an argument
English > contend: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningHave an argument about something.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsargue, debate, fence
Entailsdisagree, differ, dissent, take issueBe of different opinions
NarroweropposeBe against
quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercateHave a disagreement over something
quibble, niggle, pettifog, bicker, squabble, brabbleargue over petty things
sparfight verbally
stickledispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points)
Broaderconverse, discoursecarry on a conversation
Spanishargumentar, debatir, deliberar, discutir, polemizar, reñir
Catalanargumentar, debatre, deliberar, discutir, polemitzar
Nounscontentiona contentious speech act
English > contend: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningTo make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymscontest, repugn
Narrowerchallenge, dispute, gainsaytake exception to
BroaderopposeBe against
Spanishimpugnar, rebatir
Catalandisputar
Nounscontentiona contentious speech act
English > contend: 6 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningCome to terms with.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymscope, get by, make out, make do, grapple, deal, manage
Narrowerfendtry to manage without help
hack, cutBe able to manage or manage successfully
improvise, extemporizemanage in a makeshift way
scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, rub alongmanage one's existence barely
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishabordar, arreglárselas, conformarse, contender, encarar, grapar, industriarse, ingeniarse, soportar, tramitar, tratar
Catalanabordar, encarar, enfrontar-se, fer front a, plantar cara a, resistir, sortir-se'n, suportar, tramitar
English > contend: 6 senses > verb 5, competition
Meaningcompete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Synonymscompete, vie
Entailed bycontend, fight, struggleBe engaged in a fight
keep upMaintain a required pace or level
lead, topBe ahead of others
losefail to win
meet, encounter, play, take oncontend against an opponent in a sport, game / game, or battle
overtake, catch, catch up withcatch up with and possibly overtake / overtake
score, hit, tally, rack upgain points in a game / game / game
winBe the winner in a contest or competition
Narroweremulatecompete with successfully
equal, touch, rival, matchBe equal to in quality or ability
playparticipate in games / games or sport
race, runcompete in a race
rivalBe the rival of, be in competition with
run offdecide (a contest or competition) by a runoff
try for, go formake an attempt at achieving something
Spanishcompeter, competir, contender, medirse, rivalizar
Catalancompetir, contendir, contendre
Nounscontenderthe contestant you hope to defeat
contentionthe act of competing as for profit / profit or a prize
English > contend: 6 senses > verb 6, competition
MeaningBe engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Example "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
Synonymsfight, struggle
Entailscompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Entailed bydefendBe on the defensive
Narrowerattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
bandyExchange blows
battle, combatBattle or contend against in or as if in a battle
bear downExert full strength
boxEngage in a boxing match
chicken-fight, chickenfightfight while sitting on somebody's shoulders
duelfight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman
engage, wagecarry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
fencefight with fencing swords
feudcarry out a feud
fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
fight backdefend oneself
fistfightfight with the fists
join battleEngage in a conflict
joustjoust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback
scuffle, tusslefight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
settle, get backGet one's revenge for a wrong or an injury
skirmishEngage in a skirmish
sparfight with spurs
tourneyEngage in a tourney
tugstruggle in opposition
warmake or wage war
wrestleEngage in a wrestling match
Spanishbatallar, combatir, esforzarse con denuedo, forcejear, lidiar, luchar, pelear, pugnar
Catalanbarallar-se, barallar, batallar, lluitar, pugnar

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