Thesaurus for contend
Pronunciation of contend: K AH0 N T EH1 N D (kən'tɛnd)
Number of syllables of contend: 2
Pronunciation Video of contend
Definition of contend
- (v): maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
- (v): have an argument about something
- (v): to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
- (v): compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
- (v): come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
Examples of contend
- None of the gold medalists from the 2006 Olympics chose to contend.
- The franchise was again expected to contend in the West.
- I contend the ref is correct, as it's the exact title of the song.
- The men contend the search was racially motivated.
- I contend that the only critical part of the STS stack is the Shuttle.
- The teams that finish on the bottom will contend the relegation championship.
- Critics contend that Loftus's conclusions overreach the evidence.
- To contend it's not related to the article is risible.
- Others contend that the amendment expands the ambit of individual liberty.
- There are ways to contend the will of the executive.