• 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.  

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