Translation of "contend" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb /kənˈtend/

(usually with with) to struggle against

The fishing industry has to contend with several problems.

(with that) (formal) to say or maintain (that)

sostener, afirmar
He contends that nuclear power could provide part of the solution to the country’s energy needs.
contender noun

a person who has entered a competition (for a title etc)

She is a strong contender for the title.
contention noun

(formal) an opinion put forward

It is her contention that the project will provide valuable research evidence.

(formal) argument; disagreement.

The effect of wind turbines on the environment is an area of contention.
contentious /-ʃəs/ adjective

(formal) quarrelsome

contencioso, polémico
a contentious issue.

(Translation of “contend” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)