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contend


verb
1. maintain or assert (Freq. 10)
- He contended that Communism had no future
Syn:
postulate
Derivationally related forms:
contention
Hypernyms:
claim
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
2. have an argument about something (Freq. 3)
Syn:
argue, debate, fence
Derivationally related forms:
debatable (for: debate), debate (for: debate), contention, argumentative (for: argue), argument (for: argue), arguer (for: argue)
Hypernyms:
converse, discourse
Hyponyms:
stickle, spar, quibble, niggle, pettifog,
bicker, squabble, brabble, quarrel, dispute, scrap,
argufy, altercate, oppose
Entailment:
disagree, differ, dissent, take issue
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s PP
3. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation (Freq. 2)
- They contested the outcome of the race
Syn:
contest, repugn
Derivationally related forms:
repugnance (for: repugn), contention, contestable (for: contest), contest (for: contest), contestation (for: contest), contestee (for: contest), contester (for: contest)
Hypernyms:
oppose
Hyponyms:
challenge, dispute, gainsay
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
4. come to terms with (Freq. 1)
- 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, grapple,
deal, manage
Hypernyms:
act, move
Hyponyms:
improvise, extemporize, fend, hack, cut,
scrape along, scrape by, scratch along, squeak by, squeeze by, rub along,
meet, match, cope with
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s (for: manage)
- Somebody ----s (for: make do)
- Somebody ----s (for: make out)
- Somebody ----s (for: get by)
- Somebody ----s (for: cope)
5. compete for something;
engage in a contest;
measure oneself against others (Freq. 1)
Syn:
compete, vie
Derivationally related forms:
contention, contender, competitive (for: compete), competitory (for: compete), competition (for: compete), competitor (for: compete)
Hyponyms:
try for, go for, play, run off, race,
run, rival, emulate, equal, touch, match
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s PP
- Somebody ----s (for: compete)
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:
fight, struggle
See Also:
fight off (for: fight)
Derivationally related forms:
struggle (for: struggle), fight (for: fight), fighter (for: fight), fighting (for: fight)
Hyponyms:
bear down, fistfight, join battle, tug, fight,
oppose, fight back, fight down, defend, settle, get back,
battle, combat, war, attack, assail, duel,
joust, chicken-fight, chickenfight, tourney, feud, skirmish,
bandy, fence, box, spar, scuffle, tussle,
wrestle, engage, wage
Entailment:
compete, vie
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s PP

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