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contend

synonym (synonym of contend)

  • (verb.communication)
    maintain or assert (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    have an argument about something (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.social)
    come to terms with (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight (verb.competition)
     

also (also)

hypernym (contend IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • come to terms with (verb.social)
    perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) (verb.social)
     
  • have an argument about something (verb.communication)
    carry on a conversation (verb.communication)
     
  • maintain or assert (verb.communication)
    assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing (verb.communication)
     
  • to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation (verb.communication)
    be against; express opposition to (verb.communication)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF contend relation)

  • be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight (verb.competition)
    exert full strength (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    fight with the fists (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    engage in a conflict (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    struggle in opposition (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    fight against or resist strongly (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    defend oneself (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    battle or contend against in or as if in a battle (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    make or wage war (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    joust against somebody in a tournament by fighting on horseback (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    fight while sitting on somebody's shoulders (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    engage in a tourney (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    carry out a feud (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    engage in a skirmish (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    exchange blows (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    fight with fencing swords (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    engage in a boxing match (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    engage in a wrestling match (verb.contact)
     
  • (verb.social)
    carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns) (verb.social)
     
  • come to terms with (verb.social)
    manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    try to manage without help (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    be able to manage or manage successfully (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    manage one's existence barely (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    satisfy or fulfill (verb.social)
     
  • compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others (verb.competition)
    make an attempt at achieving something (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    participate in games or sport (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    compete in a race (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    be the rival of, be in competition with (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.competition)
    compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.stative)
    be equal to in quality or ability (verb.stative)
     
  • have an argument about something (verb.communication)
    dispute or argue stubbornly (especially minor points) (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    fight verbally (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    argue over petty things (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    have a disagreement over something (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    be against; express opposition to (verb.communication)
     
  • to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation (verb.communication)
    take exception to (verb.communication)
     

entail (entailment relations of contend)

  • be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight (verb.competition)
    compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others (verb.competition)
     
  • have an argument about something (verb.communication)
    be of different opinions (verb.communication)
     

derivation (.... is derived from contend)

synonym also hypernym hyponym entail derivation postulate argue contest repugn cope deal drive back fight off rebuff repel repulse claim converse discourse oppose act move stickle spar bicker brabble altercate argufy differ disagree dissent take issue compete vie contention argument arguing contestation arguer debater

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