verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of contend
SYNONYMS FOR contend
Can be confusedcontend contest
Examples from the Web for contends
The Habsburg army, however, Watson contends, were exceptionally bloodthirsty.
More importantly, contends Winroth, the Vikings were acting completely rationally with their raids.
The economic recovery in Europe, contends Winroth, “was during the Viking Age.”
He contends that another Islamic Jihad member watched the events from an adjacent house.
Israel, however, contends that UNRWA sustains Hamas by employing and sheltering its members.
This possibility is eliminated, he contends, by the occurrence of spontaneous generation.Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England|Charles W. Bodemer
It contends that it is equal to, as good as, any other; and there is no evidence why this should not be so.Explanation of Catholic Morals|John H. Stapleton
He contends in his Further Considerations, in answer to a tract by Lowndes, that clipped money should go only by weight.
In summary: V and V´ are not, as Fisher contends, independent of the quantity of money.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Judge Douglas contends that if any one man chooses to enslave another, no third man has a right to object.Abraham Lincoln|George Haven Putnam