contend - Dictionary definition and meaning for word 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.
To increase the content of the argument - that is to support it
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!