Part of speech: verb

To maintain in argument.

Part of speech: verb

To struggle; strive; debate; dispute.

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Usage examples "contend":

  1. Brynhild said: " Let us not contend: I bear no good will to Grimhild." - "The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson", Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson.
  2. There are some who contend that we should have retained our seats and " fought for our rights in the Union." - "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)", Jefferson Davis.
  3. It is idle to say, that the construction and meaning are not what they appear to be; and it is certainly absurd to contend, that conjunctions always connect sentences; or always, words only. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.