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Definition of Contend

Contend

  1. To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
  2. To struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.
  3. To strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue.
  4. To struggle for; to contest.

Contend Quotations

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
Mao Zedong

The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider... the riders contend for its possession.
Martin Luther

It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
Heraclitus

The enemy is within the gates; it is with our own luxury, our own folly, our own criminality that we have to contend.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

One of the most difficult things to contend with in a hospital is that assumption on the part of the staff that because you have lost your gall bladder you have also lost your mind.
Jean Kerr
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Contend Translations

contend in French is contestez, contestent, contestons
contend in German is disputieren
contend in Spanish is contienda