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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Contend \Con*tend"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Contended; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Contending.] [OF. contendre, L. contendere, -tentum;
     con- + tendere to strech. See Tend.]
     1. To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie;
        to quarrel; to fight.
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              For never two such kingdoms did contend
              Without much fall of blood.           --Shak.
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              The Lord said unto me, Distress not the Moabites,
              neither contend with them in battle.  --Deut. ii. 9.
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              In ambitious strength I did
              Contend against thy valor.            --Shak.
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     2. To struggle or exert one's self to obtain or retain
        possession of, or to defend.
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              You sit above, and see vain men below
              Contend for what you only can bestow. --Dryden.
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     3. To strive in debate; to engage in discussion; to dispute;
        to argue.
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              The question which our author would contend for.
                                                    --Locke.
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              Many things he fiercely contended about were
              trivial.                              --Dr. H. More.
  
     Syn: To struggle; fight; combat; vie; strive; oppose;
          emulate; contest; litigate; dispute; debate.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  contending
       adj : striving or struggling in rivalry or battle; "contending
             armies"; "two contending parties"

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