Contend

Definition of Contend

Con`tend´
v. i.1.To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
[imp. & p. p. Contended; p. pr. & vb. n. Contending.]
For never two such kingdoms did contend
Without much fall of blood.
- Shak.
The Lord said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle.
- Deut. ii. 9.
In ambitious strength I did
Contend against thy valor.
- Shak.
2.To struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.
You sit above, and see vain men below
Contend for what you only can bestow.
- Dryden.
3.To strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue.
The question which our author would contend for.
- Locke.
Many things he fiercely contended about were trivial.
- Dr. H. More.
v. t.1.To struggle for; to contest.
Carthage shall contend the world with Rome.Dryden.

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