contend in argument

contend in argument
index argue, dispute (debate)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • contend — 1 Contend, fight, battle, war come into comparison when they mean to strive in opposition to someone or something. Contend, the most general of these words, always implies a desire or an effort to overcome that which is opposed, but it may imply… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • contend — ► VERB 1) (contend with/against) struggle to deal with (a difficulty). 2) (contend for) engage in a struggle or campaign to achieve. 3) assert as a position in an argument. DERIVATIVES contender noun. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • contend — [v1] compete, fight argue, battle, clash, confront, contest, controvert, cope, dispute, emulate, encounter, face, give all one’s got*, give one’s all*, go after, go for, go for broke*, go for it*, go for jugular*, grapple, have at*, jockey for… …   New thesaurus

  • contend — I (dispute) verb altercate, argue, battle, be discordant, bicker, brawl, carry on an argument, challenge, clash, combat, compete, conflict, contendere, contest, contradict, decernere, differ, disaccord, disagree, discept, discord, dissent,… …   Law dictionary

  • contend — 01. The runners had to [contend] with a strong headwind in the final of the 10,000 meters. 02. If Canada goes ahead with plans to loosen its drug laws, it will have to [contend] with a very unhappy American government. 03. The government… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • contend — verb 1》 (contend with/against) struggle to surmount (a difficulty).     ↘(contend for) engage in a struggle or campaign to achieve. 2》 assert something as a position in an argument. Derivatives contender noun Origin ME: from OFr. contendre or L.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • carry on an argument — index contend (dispute), dispute (debate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dispute — dis·pute 1 /di spyüt/ vb dis·put·ed, dis·put·ing vi: to engage in a dispute disputing with management over contract terms vt: to engage in a dispute over disputing the correct application of the contract provision; esp: to oppose by argume …   Law dictionary

  • argue — ar·gue vb ar·gued, ar·gu·ing vi 1: to give reasons for or against a matter in dispute arguing for an extension 2: to present a case in court will argue for the defense vt …   Law dictionary

  • dispute — 1. noun /dɪsˈpjuːt/ a) An argument or disagreement, a failure to agree. b) Verbal controversy; contest by opposing argument or expression of opposing views or claims; controversial discussion; altercation; debate. 2. verb /dɪsˈpjuːt/ …   Wiktionary

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