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Synonyms for contend

Synonyms for (verb) contend

Synonyms: postulate, contend Definition: maintain or assert Usage: He contended that Communism had no future

Similar words: claim Definition: assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing Usage: He claimed that he killed the burglar

Synonyms: fence, argue, contend, debate Definition: have an argument about something

Similar words: discourse, converse Definition: carry on a conversation

Synonyms: contend, contest, repugn Definition: to make the subject of dispute, contention, or litigation Usage: They contested the outcome of the race

Similar words: oppose Definition: be against; express opposition to Usage: We oppose the ban on abortion

Synonyms: deal, contend, cope, make do, make out, manage, grapple, get by Definition: come to terms with Usage: We got by on just a gallon of gas; They made do on half a loaf of bread every day

Similar words: move, act Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel