contend

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
contend

Third-person singular
contends

Past tense
contended

Past participle
contended

Present participle
contending

  1. (intransitive) If you contend, you to overcome something that is difficult.
  2. (intransitive) If you contend in a debate, you engage in discussion or debate.