Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Contend

3 September 2020 The Daily Mail Quick

We have 22 answers for the crossword clue Contend. We last saw the 'Contend' clue in The Daily Mail Quick on Sunday, 26 January 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • Maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
  • Compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
  • Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"
  • Come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
  • Have an argument about something
  • To make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

VIE

Compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

4 Letters

AVER

To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"

COPE

A long cloak; worn by a priest or bishop on ceremonial occasions

DEAL

The act of apportioning or distributing something; "the captain was entrusted with the deal of provisions"

5 Letters

ARGUE

Present reasons and arguments

FENCE

A barrier that serves to enclose an area

FIGHT

Be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting"; "Militant groups are contending for control of the country"

GETBY

Escape potentially unpleasant consequences; get away with a forbidden action; "She gets away with murder!"; "I couldn't get out from under these responsibilities"

6 Letters

ALLEGE

Report or maintain; "He alleged that he was the victim of a crime"; "He said it was too late to intervene in the war"; "The registrar says that I owe the school money"

ASSERT

Assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society"

DEBATE

A discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; "the argument over foreign aid goes on and on"

MAKEDO

Come to terms with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

MANAGE

Be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"

REPUGN

To make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"

STRIVE

To exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"

7 Letters

COMPETE

Compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

CONTEST

A struggle between rivals

DISPUTE Anita Doran

Coming into conflict with

GRAPPLE

The act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat; "they had a fierce wrestle"; "we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully"

MAKEOUT

Comprehend; "I cannot make out what this politician is saying"

8 Letters

STRUGGLE

Strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"

9 Letters

POSTULATE

(logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning

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