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con·tend

 (kən-tĕnd′)
v. con·tend·ed, con·tend·ing, con·tends
v.intr.
1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle: armies contending for control of territory; had to contend with long lines at the airport.
2. To strive in competition, as in a race; vie: two runners contending for the lead.
3. To strive in controversy or debate; dispute.
v.tr.
To assert or maintain: The defense contended that the evidence was inadmissible.

[Middle English contenden, from Latin contendere : com-, com- + tendere, to stretch, strive; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

con·tend′er n.

contending

(kənˈtɛndɪŋ)
adj
competing; opposed
Translations

contending

[kənˈtendɪŋ] ADJrival, opuesto

contending

adj emotionswiderstreitend; the contending parties (in dispute, lawsuit) → die streitenden Parteien pl
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