Synonym: argue, fight, quarrel, struggle. Similar words: a bone of contention, intend, contest, context, contemplate, contemporary, on the contrary, intent. Meaning: [kən'tend] v. 1. maintain or assert 2. have an argument about something 3. to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation 4. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others 5. come to terms or deal successfully with 6. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight.
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1. It is time, once again, to contend with racism.
2. The man contend that it was not his fault.
3. They have to contend against draught every year.
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5. If we leave at 8, we'll have to contend with the rush-hour traffic.
6. The asylum seekers had to contend with continued bureaucratic obstruction.
7. The competitors had to contend with squally weather conditions.
8. I have to contend with difficulties.
9. He has too much to contend with.
10. She's had a lot of problems to contend with.
11. They had to contend against drought.
12. His firm must contend with the unwieldy Russian bureaucracy.
13. Some astronomers contend that the universe may be younger than previously thought.
14. I have enough to contend with; don't bother me with your problems.
15. Some researchers contend that carcinogens may turn healthy cells into cancer cells.
16. Nurses often have to contend with violent or drunken patients.
17. She had to contend with the boozing and girl-chasing of her husband.
18. We don't need a computer failure to contend with as well as all our other problems.
19. I would contend that unemployment is our most serious social evil.
20. Anyone who criticizes her will have me to contend with!
21. He's had a lot of serious problems to contend with.
22. But they have to do more than contend.
23. Expect Miller to contend for the individual all-around title.
24. Tim has some heavy-duty stress to contend with.
25. Now he had Leo's baby sister to contend with.
26. Histories make men wise ; poems witty; the mathematics subtle; natural philosophy deep ; moral grave ; logic and rhetoric able to contend.
27. At the age of nine,(sentencedict.com) he had the death of both parents to contend with.
28. When a marriage ends, the former husband and wife often contend over the children.
29. The rescue team also had bad weather conditions to contend with .
30. American businesses could soon have a new kind of lawsuit to contend with.
More similar words: a bone of contention, intend, contest, context, contemplate, contemporary, on the contrary, intent, tender, attend, extend, intense, sentence, extended, attend to, tendency, intensity, attendance, maintenance, control, contain, pay attention to, consistent, contract, contrast, continue, confront, continent, continued, container.