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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

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

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.
Mao Zedong

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

Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.
Friedrich Schiller

I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.
William Henry Harrison
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Contend Translations

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

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