Contender



[kuh n-tend] /kənˈtɛnd/

verb (used without object)
1.
to struggle in opposition:
to contend with the enemy for control of the port.
2.
to strive in rivalry; compete; vie:
to contend for first prize.
3.
to strive in debate; dispute earnestly:
to contend against falsehood.
verb (used with object)
4.
to assert or maintain earnestly:
He contended that taxes were too high.
/kənˈtɛnd/
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by with. to struggle in rivalry, battle, etc; vie
2.
to argue earnestly; debate
3.
(transitive; may take a clause as object) to assert or maintain
n.

1540s, agent noun from contend.
v.

mid-15c., from Old French contendre, from Latin contendere “to stretch out, strive after,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + tendere “to stretch” (see tenet). Related: Contended; contending.

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