Tuesday, March 24, 2009


to compete or struggle against
Example: In the North-East of the country, rival separatist groups are contending for power.
to argue or strongly assert that something is true
Example: Bible literalists contend that the earth is only 6000 years old.
to contend with — to have to deal with an unpleasant thing
Example: You will have to contend with official apathy if you try to educate the public about the bureaucracy.

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