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Dictionary definition for: Contend

1. (v) maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"

2. (v) have an argument about something

3. (v) to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"

4. (v) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

5. (v) come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

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