Translation of "contend" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /kənˈtend/ us

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.

formal to say that something is true or is a fact

argüir, sostener
The lawyer contended (that) her client had never been near the scene of the crime.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “contend” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


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)