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Definition:

  1. [verb] maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
    Synonyms: postulate

  2. [verb] have an argument about something
    Synonyms: argue, debate, fence

  3. [verb] to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
    Synonyms: contest, repugn

  4. [verb] compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
    Synonyms: compete, vie

  5. [verb] come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
    Synonyms: cope, get by, make out, make do, grapple, deal, manage

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