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hevde

verb

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contend

verb

Definitions of contend

(contend for) to compete against someone for something

She denied rumours that she was going to contend for the position.

(contend with) to have to deal with a difficult or unpleasant thing

The government is having to contend with a slowing economy.

to put an idea forward as an assertion, position, or an argument

We contend that the defendant acted in bad faith.