contend+against

  • 1 contend against — index antagonize, confront (oppose) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 contend against in discussion — index controvert Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 Contend — Con*tend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Contended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contending}.] [OF. contendre, L. contendere, tentum; con + tendere to strech. See {Tend}.] 1. To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 contend — Synonyms and related words: affirm, agonize, allege, announce, annunciate, antagonize, argue, argufy, assert, assever, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, bandy words, battle, beat against, beat up against, bicker, bicker over, box, brawl, breast the …

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  • 5 contend — contender, n. contendingly, adv. /keuhn tend /, v.i. 1. to struggle in opposition: to contend with the enemy for control of the port. 2. to strive in rivalry; compete; vie: to contend for first prize. 3. to strive in debate; dispute earnestly: to …

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  • 6 contend — 1 Contend, fight, battle, war come into comparison when they mean to strive in opposition to someone or something. Contend, the most general of these words, always implies a desire or an effort to overcome that which is opposed, but it may imply… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 contend — ► VERB 1) (contend with/against) struggle to deal with (a difficulty). 2) (contend for) engage in a struggle or campaign to achieve. 3) assert as a position in an argument. DERIVATIVES contender noun. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 contend — con|tend [kənˈtend] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: contendre, from Latin contendere, from com ( COM ) + tendere to stretch ] 1.) to compete against someone in order to gain something contend for ▪ Three armed groups are contending for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 contend */ — UK [kənˈtend] / US verb Word forms contend : present tense I/you/we/they contend he/she/it contends present participle contending past tense contended past participle contended 1) [transitive] formal to claim that something is true contend that:… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 contend — con|tend [ kən tend ] verb * 1. ) transitive contend that FORMAL to claim that something is true: Critics of the school system contend that not enough emphasis is placed on creativity. 2. ) intransitive to compete against someone, for example for …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 contend — verb 1 (I) to compete against someone in order to gain something: contending for the World Heavyweight Title 2 (transitive + that) to argue or state that something is true: Some astronomers contend that the universe may be younger than previously …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 contend — verb 1》 (contend with/against) struggle to surmount (a difficulty).     ↘(contend for) engage in a struggle or campaign to achieve. 2》 assert something as a position in an argument. Derivatives contender noun Origin ME: from OFr. contendre or L.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 contend with/against — struggle to surmount (a difficulty). → contend …

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  • 14 contend — verb 1) the pilot had to contend with torrential rain Syn: cope with, face, grapple with, deal with, take on, pit oneself against 2) three main groups were contending for power Syn: compete, vie, contest, fight, bat …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 contend with — Synonyms and related words: a outrance, bandy with, battle, battle it out, bump heads, care for, challenge, complain, complain loudly, confront, cope with, cross swords with, deal with, dispute, dissent, do with, engage with, exchange shots, face …

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  • 16 contend — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. struggle (see contention); dispute, debate (see discord); maintain, assert, argue, hold, allege. See affirmation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. contest, battle, dispute; see fight 2 , quarrel . III… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 contend — v 1. struggle, wrestle, grapple, tussle, scuffle; battle, fight, combat, war, wage war, skirmish; join battle with, set to, engage, encounter; clash, joust, tilt at, duel, cross swords with, fence; spar, brawl, scrap, box, fall to blows. 2.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 18 contend — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French contendre, from Latin contendere, from com + tendere to stretch more at thin Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to strive or vie in contest or rivalry or against… …

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  • 19 strive against — Synonyms and related words: antagonize, battle, beat against, beat up against, breast the wave, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, challenge, close with, combat, compete with, complain, complain loudly, confront, contend against, contend with,… …

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  • 20 militate against — Synonyms and related words: antagonize, battle, be antipathetic, be inimical, beat against, beat up against, breast the wave, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, clash, close with, collide, combat, compete with, conflict, conflict with, confute,… …

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