contend contend  /kən ˈtɛnd/


  1. (v) maintain or assert
  2. (v) have an argument about something
  3. (v) to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
  4. (v) come to terms with
  5. (v) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  6. (v) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

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  1. The Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation of New York City contend that they've done just that.
  2. Parents contend that they have a constitutional right to have their autistic children's therapy entirely paid for by the government.
  3. Both lawsuits contend that the law violates the First Amendment's guarantees of freedom of speech.


  1. NC House gives initial OK to Republicans’ budget

    RALEIGH — The North Carolina House gave initial approval Wednesday to a budget plan through mid-2015 that Republicans contend advances reform and responsibility but that Democrats say harms citizens recklessly.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

  2. Outlet mall still a priority for Southaven leaders

    The Outlet Shops of the Mid-South, an $80 million mall slated to be built in Southaven, is one of the first projects the new mayor and aldermen will have to contend with after moving into City Hall next month.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  3. U.S. Science Fleet's Future Is Far from Shipshape

    They already have to contend with cruel seas and crueler grant reviewers, but American marine scientists may face an even bigger problem: barring major investment, the federal oceanographic fleet is going to be down to half its current size by 2026. [More]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Scientific American


  1. Goodell said "even if you did not place bets, as you contend, your actions in funding the betting and your association with illegal gambling both violate the terms of your NFL Player Contract and expose you to corrupting influences...... one of the...
    on Aug 25, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source:

  2. "We're happy to get this win," Scheyer said. "We've worked really hard, this group, and I think we've come a long way since our freshman year. And to be in a position in the Final Four and contend for a national championship, it means a lot....
    on Mar 28, 2010 By: Jon Scheyer Source: USA Today

  3. "It is the time for me to compete on a consistent basis and contend for championships," Earnhardt said before a capacity crowd of reporters and TV cameras during a news conference in Mooresville, NC, at his race shop, JR Motorsports, which...
    on May 10, 2007 By: Dale Earnhardt Jr Source: Washington Post

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