contend with

phrasal verb

contended with; contending with; contends with
: to deal with (something difficult or unpleasant)
Customers should not have to contend with the problems caused by these delays.

Examples of contend with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This series shows many angles of Black American life post-slavery: The first pieces of Black middle class in episodes three and four; Black families beginning to have to contend with the rise of Jim Crow and whispers of the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in episode five. Demetrius Patterson, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Nov. 2023 As the movie theater business recovers from the pandemic, as well as the strikes that pushed several big blockbusters into 2024 and beyond, every studio has been forced to contend with a shrinking global box office. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 27 Nov. 2023 In Zavala County, where Mr. Lerma’s parents were killed, residents have contended with a sharp uptick in chases. J. David Goodman Verónica G. Cárdenas, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 More specifically, the Chargers must contend with dynamic quarterback Lamar Jackson and a defense that can smother. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Its Middle East policies must also contend with Beijing: Washington’s chief international competitor. Maria Fantappie and Vali Nasr, Foreign Affairs, 20 Nov. 2023 Explorers may once have had to contend with long, arduous journeys on camel-back, but new Afrosiyob high-speed trains have become a lifeline linking Tashkent, the country’s capital, to Samarkand and Bukhara. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2023 Generations of a family from South India’s Malabar Coast all contend with the same affliction — at least one member of each generation dies by drowning. 9 TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW (Knopf, $28). Becky Meloan, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2023 The e-commerce is trying to bounce back from the pandemic, but now has to contend with newer players like PDD Holdings and platforms like Kuaishou. Lionel Lim, Fortune, 17 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Contend with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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