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Textual thesaurus for "contend"

(verb) postulate

maintain or assert

He contended that Communism had no future


(verb) fence, argue, debate

have an argument about something


(verb) contest, repugn

to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation

They contested the outcome of the race


(verb) vie, compete

compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others


(verb) fight, struggle

be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight

the tribesmen fought each other; Siblings are always fighting; Militant groups are contending for control of the country


(verb) deal, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by

come to terms with

We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day