verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of contend
SYNONYMS FOR contend
Can be confusedcontend contest
Examples from the Web for contend
They contend that the protests are not anti-police brutality, but anti-police, period.Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters|Olivia Nuzzi|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Contend” is a very Cruzian word, and “I would contend” a favorite phrase.Ted Cruz, Accused of Being ‘Sidelined’ for the Midterms, Shows Off Schedule|Tim Mak|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The center had seemingly proven wrong people who contend that rescued eaglets can only survive in captivity.
He has to contend with much more conservative bishops, archbishops, and cardinals appointed by his two immediate predecessors.Pope Francis Pushes the Church Another Step Further on Gays|Gene Robinson|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They battle in boardrooms, break into nuclear facilities, and contend in Ironman competitions.
In opposition to Dewey's argument, it would be reasonable to contend that plasticity is inherent in all nervous substance.John Dewey's logical theory|Delton Thomas Howard
They must have been an exceedingly brave people to contend so many years with the chosen people of God.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
Of course, I do not contend that all Science Fiction fans were hit by bricks, though a lot of them should be.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
The striped bug (Galereuca vittata) is the most serious enemy with which the young melon-plants have to contend.The Field and Garden Vegetables of America|Fearing Burr
We had a current to contend with, and our progress was not so rapid as it had been the day before.Up the River|Oliver Optic