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Main Entry: contend
affirm, agonize, allege, announce, annunciate, antagonize, argue, argufy, assert, assever, asseverate, aver, avouch, avow, bandy words, battle, beat against, beat up against, bicker, bicker over, box, brawl, breast the wave, broil, brook no denial, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, bump heads, cavil, charge, choplogic, claim, clash, close, close with, collide, combat, come to blows, compete with, confront, contend about, contend against, contest, contrapose, contraposit, contrast, cope with, counteract, cross swords, cut and thrust, declare, defend, dictate, discept, dispute, duel, encounter, enjoin, enunciate, exchange blows, express, face, fence, feud, fight, fight a duel, fight against, fight over, front, give and take, give satisfaction, grapple, grapple with, grunt and sweat, hassle, have, have it out, hold, huff and puff, insist, insist on, insist upon, issue a manifesto, join battle with, join issue, jostle, joust, justify, labor against, lay down, lie opposite, lock horns, logomachize, maintain, manifesto, match, meet, meet head-on, militate against, mix it up, moot, offer resistance, oppose, oppugn, persist, pettifog, plead, polarize, polemicize, polemize, pose against, predicate, prescribe, press, proclaim, profess, pronounce, protest, put, put in opposition, put it, quarrel, quarrel over, quibble, rassle, reluct, reluctate, report, resist, riot, rival, run a tilt, say, scramble, scuffle, set down, set over against, skirmish, spar, speak, speak out, speak up, squabble over, stand, stand for, stand on, stand opposed, stand opposite, state, stem the tide, stick to, strive, strive against, struggle, struggle against, submit, subtend, take issue with, take no denial, take on, take sides, tell, thrash out, thrust and parry, tilt, tourney, try conclusions, tug, tussle, urge, vie, vie with, vindicate, wage war, war, warrant, withstand, wrangle, wrangle over, wrestle
Main Entry: contend for
advocate, allege in support, answer, argue for, assert, bid for, champion, counter, defend, espouse, fight for, maintain, make a plea, plead for, pull for, rebut, refute, reply, respond, riposte, say in defense, speak for, speak up for, stand up for, stick up for, stickle for, stipulate for, strain for, strive for, struggle for, support, sustain, try for, uphold, urge reasons for, vie for
Main Entry: contend with
a outrance, bandy with, battle, battle it out, bump heads, care for, challenge, complain, complain loudly, confront, cope with, cross swords with, deal with, dispute, dissent, do with, engage with, exchange shots, face down, face out, face up to, fight like devils, fight with, front, go to loggerheads, grapple with, handle, have it out, kick against, lock horns, make a stand, manage, measure swords with, meet head-on, object, offer resistance, oppose, protest, recalcitrate, reluct, remonstrate, revolt, settle it, show fight, stand, stand at bay, stand up against, stand up to, steward, strive against, strive with, struggle with, tangle with, tilt with, treat, try conclusions with, use, withstand, wrestle with