contend


contend

verb

Definition of CONTEND

1
to engage in a contest <two traditional rivals contending for the championship>
2
to state (something) as a reason in support of or against something under consideration <contended that the senator's considerable experience made him the best candidate>
3
to state as a fact usually forcefully <contended that his opponent was wrong about practically everything>
Antonyms deny, gainsay

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