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English definition of “contend”

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 powerCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sport
(Definition of contend from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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