contender


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contender - the contestant you hope to defeatcontender - the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"
contestant - a person who participates in competitions
champ, champion, title-holder - someone who has won first place in a competition
comer - someone with a promising future
finalist - a contestant who reaches the final stages of a competition
foe, enemy - a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years"
favourite, front-runner, favorite - a competitor thought likely to win
world-beater, king, queen - a competitor who holds a preeminent position
runner-up, second best - the competitor who finishes second
scratch - a competitor who has withdrawn from competition
semifinalist - one of four competitors remaining in a tournament by elimination
street fighter - a contestant who is very aggressive and willing to use underhand methods
tier - any one of two or more competitors who tie one another
tilter - someone who engages in a tilt or joust

contender

noun competitor, rival, candidate, applicant, hopeful, contestant, aspirant Her trainer said yesterday that she would be a strong contender for a place in the British team.

contender

noun
Translations
مُنافِس، مُتَبارِ،مُشْتَرِك في مُباراه
soutěžícíuchazeč
konkurrencedeltagerudfordrer
keppandi
müsabıkyarışmacı

contender

[kənˈtendəʳ] N (= rival) → competidor(a) m/f (Sport etc) → contendiente mf

contender

[kənˈtɛndər] n (in competition, contest)concurrent(e) m/f
to be a contender for sth [player, athlete, team] → être un(e) prétendant(e) à qch; (for position, job)être un(e) candidat(e) à qch

contender

nKandidat(in) m(f), → Anwärter(in) m(f) (→ for auf +acc); (for job also) → Bewerber(in) m(f)(for um); (Sport) → Wettkämpfer(in) m(f)(for um)

contender

[kənˈtɛndəʳ] ncontendente m/f, concorrente m/f

contend

(kənˈtend) verb
1. (usually with with) to struggle against.
2. (with that) to say or maintain (that).
conˈtender noun
a person who has entered a competition (for a title etc).
conˈtention noun
1. an opinion put forward.
2. argument; disagreement.
conˈtentious (-ʃəs) adjective
quarrelsome.
References in classic literature ?
He did not fear death--with the memory of his murdered mate still fresh in his mind he almost courted it, yet strong within him was that primal instinct of self-preservation--the battling force of life that would keep him an active contender against the Great Reaper until, fighting to the very last, he should be overcome by a superior power.
LAHORE -- Atiq-ur-Rehman of Karachi Golf Club showed reliable and enduring golfing skills to surface as the top contender at the end of the second round in the three-round 2nd Jinnah Golf Development Tour in progress at PAF Airmen Golf Course.
LAHORE -- Atiq ur Rehman of Karachi Golf Club showed reliable and enduring golfing skills to surface as the top contender at the end of the second round in the three rounds Professionals event competition of the 2nd Jinnah Golf Development Tour in progress here at the PAF Airmen Golf Course.
Thanks for the back page article on the Contender (Insider, March/April 2019).
The fourth one talks of the competition in the upcoming polls and the list of political parties who would be a competition to the contender.
ALPS OutdoorZ's Contender X Whitetail Pack has a 30-liter/1,850-cubic-inch capacity, mesh pockets for gear organization and a U-shaped, zippered top panel for accessing the main compartment.
'I am pleased to withdraw my party contender for PK-30 by-election in support of the PML-N candidate.
Although he trailed Pringle, Fajardo remained a solid contender to win his fifth MVP trophy considering his Best Player of the Conference awards in the Philippine Cup and Commissioner's Cup.
With Owen Watkin impressive against Tonga, Scott Williams, who missed the series because of a hamstring injury, could come under pressure from his Ospreys team-mate so we are moving Williams from the 'nailed-on' category to a 'strong contender.'.
He said: "We are closer than last season to the top but I cannot say we're a contender for the title.
India's Golden Globes foreign-language contender "Love Sonia" was the opening night film.
At the "Beyond the Horizon" showpiece on Saturday in Shanghai, China, Banario will look to record his sixth consecutive victory when he faces top Singaporean lightweight contender Amir Khan in the co-main event.