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Meaning of contend

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      v 1: maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no
           future" [syn: {contend}, {postulate}]
      2: have an argument about something [syn: {argue}, {contend},
         {debate}, {fence}]
      3: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation;
         "They contested the outcome of the race" [syn: {contest},
         {contend}, {repugn}]
      4: come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas";
         "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day" [syn:
         {cope}, {get by}, {make out}, {make do}, {contend},
         {grapple}, {deal}, {manage}]
      5: compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself
         against others [syn: {compete}, {vie}, {contend}]
      6: 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" [syn:
         {contend}, {fight}, {struggle}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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