Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: contend
Function: verb
Text: 1 to engage in a contest <two traditional rivals contending for the championship> -- see COMPETE
2 to state (something) as a reason in support of or against something under consideration <contended that the senator's considerable experience made him the best candidate> -- see ARGUE 1
3 to state as a fact usually forcefully <contended that he was wrong about practically everything> -- see CLAIM 1