Definition and Meanings for contend
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Part of Speech of contend
intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, transitive verb
Etymology of contend
Meaning of contend
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
- to struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.
- to strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue.
as transitive verb
- to struggle for; to contest.