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English definition of “contend”


verb     /kənˈtend/
SAY [T] formal to say that something is true : [+ (that)] His lawyers contend that he is telling the truth .Announcing, informing and stating
COMPETE [I] to compete with someone to try to win something: one of the groups contending for power Competing and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of contend verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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