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- to strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.
- For never two such kingdoms did contend without much fall of blood.
- to struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain possession of, or to defend.
- You sit above, and see vain men below contend for what you only can bestow.
- to strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute; to argue.
- The question which our author would contend for - many things he fiercely contended about were trivial.
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- Finnish: kilvoitella, kilpailla, kamppailla
- Persian: ستیزه کردن، مخالفت کرده با، رقابت کردن، ادعا کردن