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English definition of “contend”

contend

verb [I] (COMPETE)    /kənˈtend/
to compete in order to win something: There are three world-class tennis players contending for this title. He's contending against someone with twice his experience.Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of contend verb (COMPETE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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