Synonyms of contend in English:

contend


See definition of contend

verb

1‘none of the groups contending for power is strong enough yet’

SYNONYMS

compete, challenge, vie, contest

strive, struggle, tussle, grapple, wrestle, scuffle, squabble, skirmish, battle, combat, fight, war, wage war, join battle, cross swords, lock horns, go head to head

oppose, clash

2‘the plaintiffs contended that their business plan was confidential’

SYNONYMS

assert, maintain, hold, claim, argue, profess, affirm, aver, avow, insist, state, declare, pronounce, allege, plead


Phrases

    contend with

      ‘the peasants had to contend with lack of food and primitive living conditions’

      SYNONYMS

      cope with, face, grapple with, deal with, take on, pit oneself against

      resist, withstand