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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scratch - a competitor who has withdrawn from competition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.
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Subdivisions (d), (e), (f) and (i) are amended to make clear that findings of guilty or nolo contendere in a felony case must be reported to the bar.
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104) A lawyer also cannot participate in "an aggregate agreement as to guilty or nolo contendere pleas" in a criminal case without the clients' signed informed consents.
In an Evangelical Catholic church press release issued April 22, Radloff is quoted as stressing, "Though I leave the Diocese of Baker as a priest in good standing, my decision to take this step may not be interpreted by Bishop Cary or his chancery as a nolo contendere response to the meaningless direct, indirect, inferred or implied charges leveled against me.
fact and law, they are equivalent to pleas of nolo contendere.