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    contend - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contend

    Definition
    (verb) maintain or assert
    Synonyms : postulate
    Example Sentence
    • He contended that Communism had no future
    Definition
    (verb) have an argument about something
    Synonyms : argue , debate , fence
    Definition
    (verb) to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation
    Synonyms : contest , repugn
    Example Sentence
    • They contested the outcome of the race
    Definition
    (verb) come to terms with
    Synonyms : cope , deal , get by , grapple , make do , make out , manage
    Example Sentence
    • We got by on just a gallon of gas
    • They made do on half a loaf of bread every day
    Definition
    (verb) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
    Synonyms : compete , vie
    Definition
    (verb) be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight
    Synonyms : fight , struggle
    Example Sentence
    • the tribesmen fought each other
    • Siblings are always fighting
    • Militant groups are contending for control of the country
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for contend

contend...sounds very similar to content....when the content of your essay is not good, you have less chances of COMPETEING WITH the other's essay.

U have less content to support ur point means u r highly unlikely to CONTEND(COMPETE)

To increase the content of the argument - that is to support it

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contend...sounds very similar to content or contest....when the content of ur DEBATE is not good, u will STRUGGLE to COMPETE, and u wont be able to STATE STRONGLY your points.

contend from contender who is a competitor so contend is to compete and struggle to achieve something

contend>> contender>> contestant>> they say they support each other but in reality they r competing each other!

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