Meaning of contend

Definition of contend

(verb) maintain or assert; "He contended that Communism had no future"
have an argument about something
to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation; "They contested the outcome of the race"
succeed in doing, achieving, or producing (something) with the limited or inadequate means available; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
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"

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