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1. contend

verb. ['kənˈtɛnd'] maintain or assert.

Synonyms

  • claim

Antonyms

  • arrange
  • unbox

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Rhymes with Contend

  • overextend
  • comprehend
  • condescend
  • transcend
  • recommend
  • landsend
  • apprehend
  • suspend
  • reoffend
  • pretend
  • portend
  • misspend
  • extend
  • expend
  • echemende
  • distend
  • befriend
  • yearend
  • unbend
  • relend
  • intend
  • impend
  • descend
  • depend
  • defend
  • commend
  • backend
  • trend
  • spend
  • offend

How do you pronounce contend?

Pronounce contend as kənˈtɛnd.

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Sentences with contend


1. Verb, base form
Since that time international players have continued to contend and very often win.

Quotes about contend


1. I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen Roberts

2. Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore,So do our minutes hasten to their end;Each changing place with that which goes before,In sequent toil all forwards do contend.
- William Shakespeare, The Sonnets and Narrative Poems

2. contend

verb. ['kənˈtɛnd'] have an argument about something.

Synonyms

  • dissent
  • dispute
  • quibble
  • pettifog
  • spar
  • stickle
  • take issue
  • argufy
  • niggle
  • discourse
  • argue
  • oppose
  • differ
  • debate
  • converse
  • fence
  • squabble
  • bicker
  • quarrel
  • disagree
  • altercate
  • brabble

Antonyms

  • cold war
  • peace
  • praise
  • end

3. contend

verb. ['kənˈtɛnd'] to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation.

Synonyms

  • contest
  • repugn
  • dispute
  • gainsay
  • challenge

Antonyms

  • evolution
  • ride
  • surrender
  • attack

4. contend

verb. ['kənˈtɛnd'] compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others.

Synonyms

  • match
  • compete
  • run
  • play
  • go for
  • emulate
  • run off
  • vie
  • try for
  • touch
  • equal
  • race

Antonyms

  • prosecute
  • stand still
  • repel
  • push

5. contend

verb. ['kənˈtɛnd'] come to terms with.

Synonyms

  • scrape along
  • grapple
  • improvise
  • scrape by
  • make do
  • squeak by
  • squeeze by
  • match
  • act
  • deal
  • move
  • rub along
  • hack
  • scratch along
  • cope with
  • fend
  • get by
  • meet
  • manage
  • cut
  • make out
  • extemporize

Antonyms

  • float
  • rise
  • begin
  • destabilize

6. contend

verb. ['kənˈtɛnd'] be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.

Synonyms

  • chickenfight
  • tussle
  • box
  • wage
  • war
  • get back
  • attack
  • battle
  • spar
  • scuffle
  • defend
  • combat
  • oppose
  • fight down
  • wrestle
  • compete
  • duel
  • fence
  • tug
  • settle
  • engage
  • fistfight
  • fight back
  • bear down
  • tourney
  • bandy
  • chicken-fight
  • joust
  • assail
  • skirmish
  • join battle
  • vie
  • fight
  • feud

Antonyms

  • defend
  • war
  • disagree
  • ascend
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